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Located in the heart of "wide- 
awake" Wilson, Atlantic Christian 
College has grown to become one 
of the most popular private schools 
in North Carolina. Though the col- 

lege is a small institution, it offers a 
wide variety of opportunities and 
experiences to those who attend. 
Most important at AC, students are 
not numbers, they are individuals 

who learn through sharing, as 
through classroom instruction. 

The 1976-77 school year was 
quite unique and brought many 
changes to the college community. 
This publication offers a quick 
glimpse of the people who made 
this year different from others. 

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The Freshman Talent Show was a 
relaxing break for most freshmen 
and upper classmen. Held during 
the first few days of the fall semes- 
ter, the talent show consisted of 
many types of talent. Dramatic 
dances, solos, skits, and instrumentals were among the wide va- 
riety of acts performed. Howard Chapel was jammed with many 
fatigued students who found the show to be a most enjoyable 
evening of entertainment and leisure. 




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There exjsts a very close tie be- 
tween students at Atlantic Christian; 
one which is extremely evident in 
the fall when old friendships are re- 
newed. Few schools can match 

such close student relations. What 
is AC'S secret? The caliber of the 
student would certainly be a key 
factor along with the small campus 
and enrollment. Atlantic Christian is 
far from Utopia, but student prob- 
lems are lightened by such a whole- 
some atmosphere. 

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During the first week of the fall 
semester, Sweetwater performed 
for students in front of Hamlin Stu- 
dent Center. The band was obtained 
by a group of summer school stu- 
dents who wanted to provide an 
opportunity for new and returning 
students to socialize. Scores of stu- 
dents came to enjoy the music and 
the perfect weather conditions 
made the event an overwhelming 
success. The large gathering 
proved students favor this type of 
entertainment and welcome such 
events on campus. 







The September lawn concert held 
on the athletic field rocked in a new 
school year for Atlantic Christian Col- 
lege students. Nantucket and Super 
Grit Cowboy Band were the featured 
entertainers. The perfect weather 
conditions yielded a large turnout of 
about three hundred spectators. The 
concert, which began at four p.m., 
was considerably shortened by pro- 
testing neighbors. The Wilson Police 
Department stopped the concert at 
9:30 p.m. Despite this abrupt end, the 
concert was considered a success. 



Atlantic Christian College was the 
first stop on a five month tour of 
America for the world-known Danish 
Gymnastics Team. The members of 
the Danish Team were selected from 
many young men and women in gym- 
nastics from all over the country of 
Denmark, The ages of these young 
men and women ranged from twenty 
to twenty-eight. Many of the gymnasts 
were students and others were from 
various careers. They took time off in 
order to take this tour of the United 
States. They were not compensated at 
all for any of their performances. 

Their program included a great 
exhibition of rhythm and timing. 
There were many tumbling and vault- 
ing stunts, as well as some Danish 
folk dances and some unique gym- 
nastic dances. The entire program 
was supplemented by music, some- 
thing which is not usually done in 
American gymnastics. 

The women gymnasts enchanted 
the audience with their graceful danc- 
ing. They used hoops, ropes, balls, 
and gold-colored ribbons to get just 
the right visual effect. The whole 
evening with the Danish Gym Team 
was a pleasurable experience. 





The 1976 homecoming festivities of- 
ficially opened Friday night with the 
crowning of the queen, Miss Penny 
Dull, at the homecoming dance. How- 
ever, for Atlantic Christian students 
homecoming began weeks before 
when the "World of Disney" was cho- 
sen to be the 76 theme. 

Early in October the SGA and other 
student organizations began exten- 
sive planning on the various 
homecoming activities. Homecoming 
candidates had to be selected and 
preliminary designs had to be made 
for each float and dorm decoration. 
Thus, Friday's arrival marked the cul- 
mination of many hours of work. 

On Saturday the activities con- 
tinued with the annual parade, fol- 
lowed by lunch served at center cam- 
pus, and alumni-student competition 
in tennis and basketball. During half- 
time of the basketball game the float 
and dorm winners were announced. 
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Phi Mu 
Sorority, and the Sophomore-Junior 
Class floats were winners, while Hilley 
and Caldwell were awarded for their 
dorm decorations. The basketball 
game was then surprisingly won by 
the alumni. 



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The annual ACC Homecoming 

Parade was held Saturday, October 

1976-77 30, at 10 a.m. in downtown Wilson. 

HOMFPOMING Partici P atin 9 in tne parade were floats 

of sororities, fraternities, classes, and 

PARADE other campus organizations. Six 

bands and other marching units also 

Students working on the floats put 
in long hours of hard labor in order to 
prepare the floats for the Saturday 
morning parade. 












1st Runner Up 

Catherine Panarese, Alpha Sigma Phi 



Twenty-three girls vied for the 
honor of representing Atlantic 
Christian College as 1976 
Homecoming Queen. 

Almost half of the girls were from 
North Carolina, quite a few more 

came from Virginia, and the re- 
mainder came from such diversified 
states as Florida, New Jersey, and 

Their majors also showed a wide 
range of interests; the majors in- 

cluded English, Education of the 
Hearing Impaired, Psychology, 
Music, and Nursing. 

Of the twenty-three girls compet- 
ing, the Pine Knot has pictured the 
ten finalists. 

2nd Runner Up 
Joy Butler, MENC 

2nd Runner Up 
Amy Arbes, FCA 


Renee Jenkins, Junior Class 


Celeste Warren, Women's Interdorm 

Yvonne Currin, Senior Class 




Campus mock elections for the 
President of the United States and 
Governor of North Carolina were held 
in Hines Hall and Hamlin Student 
Center. The Democrats came out on 
top in both races with an impressive 
victory. Jimmy Carter had 162 votes to 
President Ford's 129 votes. Jim Hunt, 
a native of Wilson, had a close victory 
over David Flaherty by a vote of 64-58. 

Republicans on campus were hop- 
ing that this mock election would not 
be a sign of things to come — DE- 



The 21st Annual Turkey Day race 
featured over 100 students and fac- 
ulty members competing in three 

separate divisions. Twenty cakes 
were awarded to the racers by order 
of their finish, and a 10-pound tur- 
key was awarded to each division 

In the Men's Division, Allan Green 
won with a record time of 5 minutes 
and 59 seconds. Jim Vitt was a 
close second. 

In the Women's Division, Cathy 

Wall was the winner with a time of 8 
minutes and 8 seconds. Allyson 
Wilson, last year's winner and the 
women's record holder, finished 

Coach Tom Parham won the Fac- 
ulty Division with a time of 7 mi- 
nutes and 26 seconds. Parham was 
followed by Bruce Tingle who cap- 
tured second place honors. 





Cathy Wall, Women's Division 
Coach Tom Parham, Faculty Division 



The most successful concert of fhe 
year occurred in October when K.C. 
and the Sunshine Band performed on 

High school and college students 
from the surrounding area responded 
favorably as ticket sales soared. A 
long line formed as the hour of per- 
formance neared. Those who arrived 
late were turned away because the 
gym filled quickly. 

Once in the gym, Casey (K.C.) Jones 
exhorted the audience to "shake their 
booty," as he and his band electrified 
the capacity crowd. Students cheered 
and danced to the band's favorite 
selections from the beginning of the 
performance to the end. 

After the concert students received 
a rare opportunity to socialize with 
band members before their departure 
from Wilson. 

Truly, no one since Fleetwood Mac 
aroused so much student enthusiasm 
at Atlantic Christian. 




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The students who attended Atlantic 
Christian's December concert may 
have been surprised at the music per- 
formed by the Earl Scruggs Revue. 
Most people identify Earl Scruggs 
with "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" 
and the theme song of the popular 
CBS television program, "The Beverly 
Hillbillies," however, his performance 
in Wilson Gym revealed a more ver- 
satile Scruggs. The Revue combined 
a mixture of rock, pop, spiritual, and 
country music in its performance. 

Also performing with the Earl 
Scruggs Revue was the Atlanta 
Rhythum Section. Although the stu- 
dent attendance was not overwhelm- 
ing, the two bands were well accepted 
by those who were present. 



Who is the cutest professor at At- 
lantic Christian? The Student Edu- 
cation Association in 1976 an- 
swered this question by sponsoring 
a "Cutest Little Babyface" contest 
in December. 

One candidate from each de- 
partment was nominated, with the 
exception of the Nursing Depart- 
ment. The slate of thirteen candi- 
dates was outstanding and student 
voting indicated a tight race. Con- 
test results were scheduled to be 
announced at Atlantic Christian's 
Christmas Dance. 

The dance was held in Wilson 
Gymnasium with the Band of Oz 
performing. At intermission of the 
precedings, Dr. David Webb, re- 
presenting the Education Depart- 
ment, was announced to be Atlantic 
Christian's cutest professor. 

A native of Wilson county, Dr. 
Webb earned the B.A. degree from 
Atlantic Christian College, the M.Ed. 
degree from The College of William 
and Mary, and the Ed.D degree from 
Duke University. He joined the fac- 
ulty of Atlantic Christian in 1972 as 
assistant professor of education. 

Also presented during intermis- 
sion was a gift by Phi Mu sorority to 
the Kay Dawson Warren Memorial 
Fund. Dr. Wenger was present to 
accept the gift. The memorial fund 
was established in 1976 to provide 
scholarships to outstanding key- 
board musicians. 



Well-known lecturer, Frederick 
Storaska, presented an informal, but 
informative lecture entitled, "How to 
Say No to a Rapist and Survive," at At- 
lantic Christian in January. The lecturer 
directed many comments to the men 
in the crowd, as he entertained as 
well as educated the students who crowded into Hardy Alumni 
Hall. Storaska emphasized the importance of mental pre- 
paredness in preventing assaults and discouraged popular 
"quick tricks" of defense. 





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A school year would not be com- 
plete without the annual Top Hat 
Dance or King of Hearts contests. 

In the fall, at the Sigma Sigma 
Sigma Top Hat Dance, Clint Hollo- 
way was selected Mr. Top Hat. Hol- 
loway was nominated by Sigma Pi 

Delta Zeta Sorority held their an- 
nual King of Hearts contest in Feb- 
ruary. This was a money-making 
project with students voting by cast- 
ing pennies on their favorite candi- 
date. The money raised by the con- 
test was donated to the James 
Dendy Memorial Fund. George 
Monfalcone was voted the 1977 
King of Hearts. 


To improve the sagging gate at- 
tendance and poor school spirit at 
the home basketball games, the 
Jaycees sponsored a "School Spirit 
Night" for the January 31st en- 
counter with arch-rival Campbell 

A School Spirit Award was 
presented to the organization that 
"best exemplified school spirit" at 
this game. This year's winner was 
the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. It 
was a hotly contested battle with 
many organizations participating 
with unlimited enthusiasm. 

The format for the game was 
changed in order to present an in- 
novative and exciting program for 
all in attendance. The National An- 
them was sung by members of the 
college choir and the halftime pro- 
gram was presented by the Karate 

For all who attended this evening, 
it was truly a night to remember! 
Perhaps the largest crowd ever to 
witness a basketball game in Wilson 
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During the year, students showed 
their willingness to become actively 
involved in student entertainment on 
campus. Indoors and out, students 
gathered to share their abundance of 

One such gathering was held in 
front of the student center where ice 
cream was served to those in atten- 
dance. Other gatherings took the 
form of coffeehouses held in Hardy 
Alumni Hall. 




Students witnessed an unusually 
cold winter during the 1976-77 
school year. Record low tempera- 
tures prevailed over the entire east- 

ern seaboard, with snowfall ac- 
cumulating in many areas. Wilson 
surprisingly received several sizable 
snowfalls which students eagerly 
awaited. Snowball fights became 
commonplace as students took ad- 
vantage of the rapidly melting 


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In an effort to provide quality en- 
tertainment for AC students and to 
raise money, the SGA Entertain- 
ment Committee signed Jimmy Buf- 
fet in the Spring. 

Jimmy Who? To most students 
Buffet was an unknown performer, 
but the SGA thought a successful 
publicity campaign would create 
student interest. The publicity cam- 
paign was not sufficient; students 
responded poorly, and area sales 
were down. The result of much hard 
work ended in a flop. 

The Buffet concert in the long run 
spelled economic disaster for the 
SGA. The Greg Allman concert had 
to be cancelled and SGA funds had 
to be impounded to pay the enorm- 
ous debt incurred as a result of the 
concert's failure. 





After a record cold winter, the 
Spring's warm weather felt espe- 
cially good to the Atlantic Christian 
community. Skateboarders, bike- 
riders, and frisbee-throwers 
abounded while others loafed 
around the grassy areas in front of 
Hines Hall and the Student Center. 

The epidemic of "Springfever," as 
usual, took its toll on student aca- 
demics. Afternoon classes soon 
thinned out, while at night students 
found it easy to forget homework 
and instead walked downtown to 
their nearest hangouts. Several pro- 
fessors held classes outside to 
pacify the spring-time longings of 





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More than 10,000 people die each 
day from starvation or diseases 
made fatal by malnutrition. Most of 
the victims are children. Food 
production and food distribution 
have not been adequate. Estimates 
say there are 900 million people 
who comprise the world's "absolute 
poor." Most of them are hungry, 
many of them will starve. 

"Hunger Emphasis Week" was 
dedicated to try to do something 
about the problem of hunger in our 
world by making each person more 
sensitive to hunger and by raising 
money to donate to help those who 
do not have enough to eat. 

The events of the week included 
an iced tea house, a volleyball tour- 
nament, a penny chain, and an out- 
door carnival. All of the money 
raised during the week was donated 
to CROP, which as part of Church 
World Service, is dedicated to 
emergency relief, to iniatiating 
self-help programs, and to provid- 
ing necessary resources to help al- 
leviate hunger. 

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Besides complaining about food 
in the cafeteria, most student com- 
plaints are academicly related. 
Sometimes these complaints are 
justified, sometimes they are not. 
Few students actually realize the 
work involved in maintaining a col- 
lege environment which is condu- 
cive to and promotes learning. 

For eighteen months during 1975 
and 1976 Atlantic Christian involved 
itself in a through-going self study. 
The study gave the school time to 
assess not only the more visible 
signs of progress, but also the sub- 
tler ways in which institutions of 
higher learning achieve a higher 
degree of academic integrity. 

The work of the committee who 
carried out the self study was re- 
leased in a 368 page report. The re- 
port included a number of construc- 
tive suggestions for improvements 
and commented favorably on AC's 
growth despite economic limita- 
tions. At its origin the AC committee 
foresaw the self study as an oppor- 
tunity to enrich the academic life of 
the college community; something 
which the study results will eventu- 
ally accomplish. 


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The year 1977 marked the end of 
Atlantic Christian College's fifteen 
year development program. Started 
in 1962, the development program 
was divided into three 5-year 
phases: the Development phase, the 
Advancement phase, and the Ful- 
fillment phase. During these fifteen 
years, ten major buildings have 
been constructed on campus. In 
addition, there have been remodel- 
ing projects of buildings such as 
Hardy Alumni Hall and C.L. Hardy 

Looking to the future, the college 
may look into further development 
by possibly constructing a Physical 
Education building with larger 
space or maybe even a Fine Arts 
Auditorium that will seat 300 people 
for musical or dramatic perform- 


There is one problem though — 
land acquisition. The College is now 
in the process of acquiring land 
around some edges of campus. 
Hopefully, they can obtain enough 
at a reasonable price in order to 
make our facilities even better in 
the future. 

Another big factor concerning the 
developmental future of Atlantic 
Christian is rising costs. AC'S 
operating budget alone in the 
1976-77 fiscal year was 4.7 million 
dollars and is expected to rise to 5 
million in the 1977-78 fiscal year. 
Even with these spiraling costs, At- 
lantic Christian remains to be one 
college with a low tuition in the 
Carolinas Conference. 


In April of 1977 the AC Administra- 
tion passed a resolution which ban- 
ned dogs and other pets from the col- 
lege campus. "Growing problems and 
concerns" resulting from the large 
number of dogs being brought on 
campus triggered the decision. This 
ruling broke a long tradition which al- 
lowed pets on campus. 

One of the most popular dogs dur- 
ing the school year was Freckles, 
Bruce Tingle's dog. Freckles resided 
at Caldwell where in the spring she 
added eight new faces to the dorm's 
residency. Students all around cam- 
pus visited the mother and puppies. 
The puppies were ultimately adopted 
by a number of students. Freckles will 
not return in the fall. 




Bachelor's degrees in the arts 
and sciences were awarded to some 
355 graduating seniors at Atlantic 
Christian College's 75th annual 
commencement held on May 13, 
1977. The commencement speaker 
was Governor James B. Hunt Jr. 
Presiding was Milton L. Adams, act- 
ing president of the college. 
Presenting the graduating class was 
Dr. Lewis H. Swindell Jr., dean of 
the college. 

Addressing the graduating class, 
Governor Hunt spoke of Atlantic 
Christian College as one of the 
most outstanding institutions of 
higher education in North Carolina 
and the South. "This college is liv- 
ing proof of the importance of pri- 
vate higher education that's why we 
must keep it strong," he said. 

Referring to the late President Ar- 
thur D. Wenger, he told the graduat- 
ing class they had been associated 
with "one of the giants of all Man- 
kind. I know you will remember him 
all your lives." 

As part of the graduation cere- 
mony, Governor Hunt received his 

first honorary doctoral degree when 
honorary Doctor of Laws (L.L.D.) 
were conferred upon he and Judge 
Naomi E. Morris of the N.C. Court of 

Scholorship Awards were 
presented to Kathy Brickhouse and 
Jeanette Gambrell. The award is 
given annually to the graduate who 
has received the highest scholastic 
record for his college career. The 
Faculty Cup was presented to Joan 
Adams. The cup is awarded to the 
graduating senior who, in the esti- 
mation of the faculty, has the best 
general record in college. This 
achievement is considered to be the 
highest honor a graduating senior 
may receive. 

Prior to commencement a pin 
presentation was held in Howard 
Chapel honoring the fourth nursing 
graduation class. Guest speaker for 
the event was Judge Morris. 
Presenting pins to some 36 graduat- 
ing nurses was Dr. Ruby G. Barnes, 
Chairman of the ACC Department of 




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An idealistic Student Government 
Association worked diligently on a 
variety of projects in '76-77. 

A student-faculty social held in 
November was a tremendous suc- 
cess. Both faculty and students at- 
tended the well-planned program. 
The highlight of the evening was 
the presentation of a tree to Dr. 

Later in the year, the S.G.A. 
passed a controversial resolution 
regarding school discipline. The re- 
solution attacked school discipli- 
nary procedures, questioned the 
judgement of discipline board deci- 
sions, and outlined student rights. 
No immediate changes evolved 
from the resolution, but its propos- 

als were seriously considered by 
administration officials. 

The S.G.A. took the task of rewrit- 
ing the constitution of the Student 
Government Association in the 
Spring. A very capable committee 
was appointed to take over this very 
long and tedious procedure. Many 
long hours were involved in making 
the transition. 

The S.G.A. was also involved in a 
few service projects such as "Oper- 
ation Santa Claus" and the United 
Student Appeal for Cancer. A few 
things that you might not have 
known the S.G.A. was involved in 
were projects' such as providing 
movies and having entertainment in 
the cafeteria. 

Tommy Mercer, Vice President 
Ricky Clayton, President 


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The Men's Interdormitory Associa- 
tion started the fall semester off by 
planning and sponsoring the 3rd 
Annual Sports Day. The Sports Day 
was composed of various sporting 
activities in which all dormitory stu- 
dents were eligible to compete. It 
attracted many dorm students and it 
was considered a success. 

In the spring, Men's Interdorm 
sponsored two discos that were 
open to all students. Both of these 
were well attended. 

Near the end of the 1976-77 
school year, members of Men's 
Interdorm looked into the possibility 
of finding an office especially for 
Men's Interdorm. 

Jimmy Elks President 

Chuck Franks Vice President 

Lestern Southern Secretary. Treasurer 

Larry McRacken Advisor 



Every woman on campus is a 
member of Women's Interdorm. The 
purpose of the organization is to 
create unity among women on 
campus. During the year Women's 
Interdorm participated in a number 
of campus activities such as 
homecoming and parents weekend. 
The women also co-sponsored the 
Frederick Storaska lecture and pro- 
vided craft workshops for those in- 

Barbara West President 

Angela Edwards Vice President 

Kathy Purvis Secretary 

Terry Jarman Secretary 

Tammie Jewell Treasurer 





A new event held by the CCA dur- 
ing the school year was the Sunday 
worship services on campus. The 
concert given by "The Bridge" was 
well attended, and the perform- 
ances by the "Covenant Players" 
and the "Howard Hanger Trio" were 
considered a success. Initiating the 
Hunger Emphasis Week was the 
biggest event of the year. 

Cathy Law President 

Ruth Jordan Vice President 

Phil Darnell Secretary 

Tommy Mercer Treasurer 

Dan Hensley Advisor 



How can a small college newspa- 
per best serve its reading communi- 
ty? This is the question Collegiate 
editors have had to face since the 
paper's founding fifty years ago. 
The Collegiate has seen many per- 
sonalities over the years, differing 
viewpoints and styles. Last year's 
Collegiate took a new route, break- 
ing with traditions of the past. In- 
stead of remaining a publicity sheet 
for special interest groups on cam- 
pus, the paper broadened its scope 
— presenting accounts of important 
national and international events, 
trends, and ideas. There was some 
opposition to this new approach at 
first. The Student Government As- 
sociation threatened to withhold the 
paper's funding. A special meeting 
was held in which students were 
given the opportunity to express 
their views on the subject. The Col- 
legiate editor, Fred Claridge, 
explained his reasoning for the 
changes he had made. Eventually 
the money was released. 

Twenty-two issues were pub- 
lished — one every week during the 
school year. This was no small feat. 
Deadlines for a newspaper are real, 
and they come every week. The staff 
measured up, however, and the 
paper came out. 

Fred Claridge, Editor 


(left to right) Bob Wilson (Business Manager). Mike Walker (Associate Editor), Fred Claridge (Editor), Terri Bosley (Proofreader), Dale Adams 
(Proofreader, reporter). 



The 1976-77 Pine Knot was com- 
piled by one of the most experi- 
enced staffs in recent years. Head- 
ing the staff for the second straight 
year was editor, Jimmy Cobb and 
business manager, Charles Butts. 

Sincere efforts were made by the 
staff to improve on the yearbooks of 
previous years. The staff ac- 
complished the enormous task of 
writing copy for each spread in an 
effort to make the publication more 
informative. Emphasis was also 
placed on improving the Pine 
Knot's photo-journalistic appeal by 
improving the photography and 
layout techniques. Hopefully AC 
students will respond favorably to 
these publication changes. 

Jimmy Cobb, Editor 

Suzanne Crutchfield, 
Associate Editor 

Charles Butts, 
Business Manager 

Terry Jarman, 
Assistant Editor 


''ft to right) Ruth Jordan (Typist), Lois Ann Wasson (Typist), Cathy Turner 
#pist), Melba Etheridge (Layout Design). 

(Left to right) Joy Barbour, Eddie Martin, and Angela Edwards, (Layout 





The Baptist Student Union met 
every other Tuesday. BSU became 
involved with visiting shut-ins, rais- 
ing money for summer missions, 
programs for the Young-at-Heart, a 
program for Family Night supper, a 
Vespers Service, and the handbell 
choir played at ACC'S student- 
faculty social. BSU went on a re- 
treat in January and also attended 
state conferences. An outreach 
team was begun 2nd semester. BSU 
also received an award at the State 
Convention for being the most out- 
standing BSU in the state. 

Susan Dubois President 

Angela Edwards Vice President 

Melba Etheridge Secretary 

Roger Bullard Advisor 



It is very hard to describe an or- 
ganization like United Campus 
Christian Fellowship. It means many 
different things to its members. The 
two thoughts which best describe it 
are friendship and Christian wor- 
ship. One is able to experience both 
of these emotions separately and 
together. The lighthearted fellow- 
ship experienced around a dinner 
table combined with the quiet mo- 
ments of worship make for one of 
the most rewarding experiences a 
person can have at ACC. From the 

opening meeting to the Christmas 
dinner to an Easter communion; the 
love and Christian growth never 
seem to end. All that can be said 
after a very successful year is 
thanks to everyone that helped 
make it just that. 

Torrie Osgood President 

Dale Adams Vice President 

Penney Sumrell Secretary 

Debbie Davis Treasurer 

Dan Hensley Advisor 





Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity 
completed the triple crown in Men's 
Intramurals by winning the overall 
trophy for the third consecutive 
year. Sig Ep accomplished this feat 
winning two out of the four major 
sports, and accumulating seventy 
points out of a possible eighty. 

Sig Ep opened the 1976-77 Intra- 
mural season capturing the football 
title with a comeback victory over 
second place Delta Sig. After a 
fourth place finish in basketball, Sig 
Ep won its third straight volleyball 
crown, putting the Spee Wee team 
far out in front of all contenders for 
the overall championship. 




Football Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Basketball Hackney I 

Volleyball Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Softball Alpha Sigma Phi 


Doubles Tennis Chuck 

Finklea & Andy Davis 

Turkey Day Race Alien Green 

Free Throw Shooting . Charlie Taylor 

Singles Tennis Bob Williams & 

Jerry Cole 
Table Tennis John Wilder 

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This year's Stage & Script 
presented one of its biggest and 

most exciting seasons ever, beginn- 
ing with the very well-received play 
"The Lion In Winter," which was 
presented in Howard Chapel. Im- 
mediately after this play, club mem- 
bers planned their first theatrical 
tour by presenting "A Thurber Car- 

nival" to high schools in Eastern 
North Carolina. Another first was 
undertaken by presenting "The 
Glass Menagerie" in Hardy Alumni 
Hall in arena style. The season 
closed with a bill of student- 
directed one act plays. 








of canned food. 

Ending the year, club members 
and their guests gathered at Parker's 
for a banquet to celebrate the over- 

all success of their projects. At the 
banquet several awards were 
presented to outstanding club 

The Afro Awareness Society 
began their year of activities during 
homecoming. The club built a float 
entitled "The Magic Castle" for the 
annual parade, while they nomi- 
nated Theresa Mclntyre for 
homecoming queen. 

In February the club planned a 
week to portray the culture of the 
black man. During this week, known 
as "Black History Week," the club 
planned activities which included: a 
creative show, a talent show, a 
speaker on African culture, a con- 
cert by the ACC Gospel Choir, a 
disco, a basketball game, a choir 
festival and a banquet. 

Later in the spring, Afro Aware- 
ness participated in the campus 
beautification project by painting a 
trash recepticle and in the "Hunger 
Emphasis Week" by donating boxes 

Russell Wilkins President 

Issac Cross Vice President 

Earlene Ransome Secretary 

Iris McKennie Treasurer 


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The Circle K Club is a branch of 
the Kiwanis Club which involves 
college students. The organization's 
goals involve services to the com- 

This year the club was involved in 
several projects including: coor- 
dinating the Bike-A-Thon for the 
American Diabetes Association, en- 
tertaining children at the Eastern 
North Carolina School for the Deaf, 
individual volunteer work at the 
Psychiatric Ward, support for spirit 
night on campus, and distributing 
trash cans to help beautify the 

The highlight of the year was the 
presentation of the Herbert W. Hen- 
ning Award to AC'S Club at the 76th 
Annual Convention of the Carolina 
District. This award was presented 
to the Circle K Club which showed 
outstanding achievement in a single 
service project. Atlantic Christian's 
club received the award for its vol- 
unteer work at the local psychiatric 

Debbie Wheeler President 

Jean Barbour Vice President 

Cathy Turner Secretary 

Linda Myatt Treasurer 

Bruce Tingle Advisor 






The Young Democratic Club had 
a very active and successful year in 
organizing the Democratic cam- 
paigns on campus. They coordi- 
nated their efforts with the Wilson 
County Y.D.C. and with the senior 
party in passing out leaflets at area 
shopping centers, operating a 
phone bank to remind people to 
vote, and other activities. 

For the campaign on campus, the 
club constructed a seven foot 
peanut with a "Jimmy Carter grin" 
to remind students to vote for Car- 
ter. The peanut was donated to the 
North Carolina Democratic Party 
which took it to Washington for the 
inaugural activities. 

The club was pleased that the 
Democratic ticket not only swept 
the campus in the mock election in 
October, but also in the general 
election in November. 

Jeff Price President 

Beth Horney Vice President 

Debbie Marlowe Secretary 

Ramona White Treasurer 

Jerry MacLean Advisor 

He's making 
us proud again. 


The year of 1976-77 brought many 
joys and disappointments to the 
College Republicans at Atlantic 
Christian. The Republicans suffered 
defeats in the general election of 

'76, losing the White House and 
seats in Congress. In North 
Carolina, the greatest failure was 
not to elect the Republican guber- 
natorial candidate. 

On campus, the Republicans 
spent time involved in campaigns 
and party activities. Even though 
the Republicans had many disap- 
pointments, they experienced the 
joys of working for the great people 
who were their candidates for vari- 
ous offices. They also had the op- 
portunity to meet many wonderful 
people during this political year. 

The College Republicans at Atlan- 
tic Christian will continue to strive 
to promote the Republican beliefs 
in the hope of a more competitive 
governmental system in the United 
States and North Carolina. 

Mike Sawyer President 

Channey White Vice President 

Dorothy Creech . . Corresponding Secretary 

Lois Ann Wasson Recording Secretary 

Judy Ray Treasurer 


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The Student National Educational 
Association acquaints prospective 
teachers with practical experience 
in leadership. A member of SNEA 
automatically becomes a member of 
the Student North Carolina Associa- 

Atlantic Christian's Clyde Erwin 
Chapter sponsored various projects 
during the year including, a Christ- 
mas dance, and "Who's Got the 
Cutest Little Babyface" contest. 
SNEA also participated in the 
statewide project for Lisa Haney, a 
victim of a Burnsville school bus 
accident. The highlight of the year 
was the state convention held in 
Asheville, North Carolina. 

Mary Ellen Parker President 

Debra Lane Vice President 

Pat Howard Secretary 

Donna Bullard Treasurer 

Pam Everette Reporter 

Warren Tate Advisor 



The Atlantic Christian College 
Hearing Impaired Club was char- 
tered at the beginning of the spring 
semester. The organization is com- 
prised of Deaf Education majors. 

With the Eastern North Carolina 
School for the Deaf in Wilson, the 
new club quickly involved itself with 
the children attending there. Unlike 
other organizations at Atlantic 
Christian who visit the school for 
the deaf, the Hearing Impaired Club 
members can understand and talk 
with the children by means of man- 
ual communication. 

Besides working at the school for 
the deaf, club members also bene- 
fited from guest speakers who 
helped answer questions related to 
the field of deaf education. 

Laura Stephens President 

Carolyn Menge Vice President 

Teri Davis Secretary 

Vickie Bennett Treasurer 


Pi Gamma Mu is the National 
Honor Society for the Social Sci- 
ences. Its purpose is to promote 
improved scholarship in social 
studies and to inspire social service 
to humanity by intelligently ap- 
proaching the solutions of social 
problems. This is indicated by its 
motto: "Ye shall know the truth and 
the truth shall make you free." 

New members and officers of Pi 
Gamma Mu were inducted at a ban- 
quet held on January 18, 1977. 

Mike Sawyer President 

Marilyn Craighead Vice President 

Patty Lotts Secretary 

Sarah B. Gattis Advisor 

Harlow Head Advisor 




Sigma Gamma Nu started their 
year with a picnic at Lake Wilson. 
During September, the sisters 
sponsored a car wash and a hot 
dog sale to raise money. Later in 
the fall, Romana White was spon- 
sored by Sigma to compete for 
homecoming queen. In November 
the sisters presented a rush party 
entitled "Beyond the Stars With 
Sigma." The Sigma's ended the 
semester with a Christmas party. 

Spring semester Sigma combined 
their voices into a cheering section 
at the "School Spirit Night," and 
presented a "Creative Show" dur- 
ing "Black History Week." 
Throughout the end of the year the 
sisters took part in various fund 
raising projects, and attended 
church services together. 

Ramona White President 

Freida Wellman Vice President 

Earlene Ransome Secretary 

Delores Williams Treasurer 

Jessie Daniels Advisor 





The year of 1976-77 was a great one 
for the ACC Phi Beta Lambda. The 
organization fulfilled many goals and 
activities. This year the fraternity was 
presented the state award for having 
the largest membership in the entire 
state of North Carolina. The fraternity 
had a total of 71 members. 

Phi Beta Lambda had many suc- 
cessful projects such as a Christmas 
family project, a Spring PBL-day 
project, a faculty service project, a 
community project, and attendance at 
the annual PBL state convention. 

During the year, a variety of guest 
speakers visited the fraternity and 
presented speeches on topics such as 
banking, salesmanship, marketing, 
and management. 

Members of Phi Beta Lambda are 
the future business leaders of 
America and they are interested in the 
business world of today. 

Brenda Layden President 

Kathy Tyner Vice Presidents 

Jeff Forbes 

1 Sheryl Byrum Secretary 

Lee Summersett Historian 

Bill Owens Parliamentarian 

Edward F. Bazzle Advisor 



The purpose of the accounting 
club is to provide a common 
^ ground in which students interested 

in accounting may socialize to- 
gether, may learn more about the 
accounting profession, and may de- 
velop a professional attitude toward 

:^^ the business world which they will 
one day enter. These objectives 

^^ were met in every part by guest 

Ben Mercer President 

JoAnne Huffman Vice President 

Nancy Melvin Secretary-Treasurer 

Ashton Wiggs Advisor 

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The Atlantic Christian Physical 
Education Club began its activities 
early in the fall semester. To have 
fun and raise money the club spon- 
sored a fall carnival in the old gym, 
which a large number of students 
attended. Later in the semester the 
club members enjoyed a program 
on parachuting, attended the Stu- 
dent Majors meeting at Wake Forest 
University, and the NCAHPER con- 
vention in Chapel Hill. 

The spring semester was high- 
lighted by a doughnut sale from 
which the proceeds were donated 
to the light fund for the tennis 
courts next to the intramural field. 
The semester was concluded with a 
banquet at which outstanding se- 
nior PE majors were awarded. 

Tim Owen President 

Steve Sellers Vice President 

Marie Sutherland Secretary-Treasurer 

Joan Adams Program Chairman 

Lee Ann Hedgepeth .... Publicity Chairman 
Barbara Smith Advisor 





Involvement would be a key word 
to use in describing the 1976-77 
Psychology Club. 

A project initiated early in the fall 
semester was to clean up the Wil- 
son City Park. Another bold project 
of the organization was their invita- 
tion to the Eastern Gay Alliance to 
hold a panel discussion on campus. 
Problems of homosexuality were 
discussed by a large student-faculty 

Like fall semester, the spring se- 
mester became a very busy one for 
the Psychology Club. In January the 
organization co-sponsored Fre- 
derick Storaska's lecture on rape. 
Other significant activities second 
semester included a lecture on de- 
pression and one on parapsychol- 

Howard Fleming President 

Candy Sand brook Secretary 

Karen Allen Treasurer 

Walter R. Parker Advisor 





Gamma Delta lota had a pro- 
gressive year in 1976-77. Many new 
members helped the growth of 

Among the outstanding events 
Gamma Delta lota was involved in 
were a fall picnic, painting park- 
ing spaces in the student parking 
lots, sponsoring a needy family at 
Christmas, sponsoring the New 
Student Register, playing basket- 
ball games with other organiza- 
tions, visiting the school for the 
deaf, and painting a trash can to 
be used on campus. Also, Gamma 
Delta lota raised money for sev- 
eral worthy organizations on 
campus and they held the annual 
GDI banquet at Bonanza with 
guest speaker, Mr. Ashton Wiggs 
of the ACC business department. 

Charles Butts President 

Bobby Lytch Vice President 

Cathy Turner Secretary-Treasurer 

Charles Sproles Advisor 




The Student Nurse Association 
was established on campus in Sep- 
tember 1974, to assume responsibil- 
ity for contributing to nursing edu- 
cation, to provide programs repre- 
sentative of current professional in- 
terests, and to aid in the develop- 
ment of the nursing students in 
health care. 

Topics such as "Death and Dy- 
ing" and "Approaching the Blind," 
discussed at monthly meetings 
helped accomplish organizational 
objectives during the 76-77 school 

This year the NCSNA convention 
was held in Asheville with Atlantic 
Christian represented by two stu- 
dent nurses and an advisor. 

Marsha Cunningham President 

Nancy Tippett Vice President 

Lea Midgett Recording Secretary 

Michelle Williams . Corresponding Secretary 

Bobbie Wilder Treasurer 

Agnes Vester Advisor 

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The ACC Science Club had a busy 
year in 1976-77. During the year, the 
Science Club sponsored a campus 
cleanup, went on many field trips, 
held the annual fern and tomato 
plant sale, and planted loblolly pine 
trees and ornamental holly trees 
around campus. The club also had 
many guest speakers throughout 
the semester. Among them were Mr. 
Bob Bainbridge, City Arborist of 
Wilson, NC; Dr. D.M. Stewart and 
Dr. S.M. Shafroth of the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 
and Mr. Gerald Piel who is the pres- 
ident and publisher of Scientific 

Linnie Cleaton President 

Bill Moore Vice President 

Margaret Barkley Secretary-Treasurer 

Douglas Graham Advisor 






Alpha Chi is part of a national 
honor society whose purpose is to 
promote scholarship, leadership, 
and character. This year the mem- 
bers of Alpha Chi voted to award a 
scholarship each year for $200 to 
the member who shows good char- 
acter, need, and is a well-rounded 
individual. The scholarship was 
named the Alpha Chi National 
Honor Society Scholarship and was 
created in honor of Dr. Mildred 
Hartsock who served as faculty ad- 
visor and was initially responsible 
for organizing the National Honor 
Society here at Atlantic Christian. 

Brenda Ward President 

Torrie Osgood Vice President 

Ann Wilder Secretary 

Jimmy Elks Treasurer 

Jeff Price Corresponding Secretary 

Cathy Law Reporter 


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In an effort to organize a women's 
intercollegiate softball team at At- 
lantic Christian, a softball club was 
formed on campus. This club met 
guidlines established by the college 
requiring new intercollegiate sports 
to be organized as a club for at 
least two years before it can be 
adopted by the school. 

In the club's initial year, Carol 
McKeel acted as advisor and 
scheduled games for the girls. The 
ladies went undefeated in their first 
year surprisingly by coaching them- 




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The Atlantic Christian College 
Jaycees began operating during the 
1976-77 school year. Their yearly 
activities were founded upon their 
motto of "personal growth and suc- 
cess while working to aid others 
through community involvement." 

One of the Jaycee's most out- 
standing accomplishments was the 
successful organization of a 
"School Spirit Night." The Jaycees 
worked extremely hard coordinat- 
ing the active participation of vari- 
ous school organizations on this 
project. A school spirit award was 
presented to the organization which 
best exemplified school spirit. 

During the energy crisis, many of 
the Jaycees assisted the elderly and 
needy by cutting and distributing 
firewood to those unable to cope 
with the mounting fuel bills. Dis- 
tribution centers were set up at the 
Salvation Army and the Social Ser- 
vices Department. 

The Jaycees also assisted the 

North Carolina Burn Center by sel- 
ling jars of jelly on campus during 
"Jaycee Jelly Week." Over $200 was 
collected by the AC group for this 
worthy cause. A film, "Dedicated to 
Life," was shown to the student 
body and faculty to explain the op- 
erations of the N.C. Burn Center in 
Chapel Hill. 

In the Spring, the Jaycees fi- 
nanced and constructed an outdoor 
volleyball court for the student body 
beside Waters Hall. They also spon- 
sored, with the help of the Wilson 
Jaycees, several leadership semi- 
nars for the student body. It is 
hoped these sessions will enable 
students to recognize their fullest 

Eddie Essa President 

Howard Fleming . . . External Vice President 

Bud White Internal Vice President 

Jimmy Eubanks Secretary-Treasurer 

Bill Moore Publicity Director 



At Atlantic Christian music is both 
a popular past-time and major. The 
largest and best known performing 
groups are sponsored by the Music 
Department. Large numbers of stu- 
dents participate in the depart- 
ment's chorus, vocal ensemble and 
band. Professors and instructors 
spend hours perfecting the skills of 
the students, and at the end of each 
semester each group presents a 
concert in Howard Chapel. Stu- 
dents, parents, and friends turn out 
to listen to the well executed per- 

In addition to the well established 
groups of the Music Department, 
the Gospel Choir was organized by 
students in 1976. The choir func- 
tions independently from the Music 
Department and their rehearsals 
are held in Hardi Alumni Hall. This 
group made frequent appearances 
at local churches and campus func- 

Because flash photography was 
not allowed during performances, 
the yearbook staff coverage is li- 
mited to rehearsals. 

VOCAL ENSEMBLE First Row: (left to right) 
Debbie Maloney, Davida Barwick, Nancy 
Creech, Deronna Ramsey, Barbara Snell, James 
Powers, (conductor). Second Row: Jan 

Pittman, Lynn Boldin, Linwood Little, Tim 
Bailey. Gena Glass. Eleanor Harmon. Third 
Row: Cliff Harris, Ricky Adams, Lester South- 
ern, (not pictured) Nan Deans, and Ed Melvin. 



Alpha Omega was formed on the 
Atlantic Christian campus to pro- 
vide Christian fellowship for the 
students. Meetings which were held 
on Thursday night included; tes- 
timonies, slide presentations, skits 
puppet shows and group discus- 
sions. The organization quickly 
grew from ten members to seventy. 

In early April an Alpha Omega dele- 
gation went to "Jesus 77" in 
Florida. Later in the month club 
members enjoyed a retreat in Vir- 
ginia. Plans were made to continue 
the meetings through the summer. 

Eleanor Harmon CCA Representative 

Debby Kosey Co-leader 

Eddie Martin Co-leader 

Laura Everton Co-leader 

Kendal Church Co-leader 

William Paulsell Advisor 





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The Social Science Club spent 
much time this past year in prepar- 
ing for its participation in the Na- 
tional Model United Nations in New 
York City. The ACC delegation re- 
presented the "United Republic of 
Cameroon." The endeavor gave the 
club much experience in the in- 
teraction area and a week of sight 
seeing in New York City. The club 
also took part in a seminar on the 
United Nations at ECU. The club 
has been meeting to discuss social, 
political, and economic problems in 
our society. The club also helped fi- 
nance geological trips to West Vir- 
ginia, Pennsylvania, and other 
areas. The club has been involved 
in historical fact finding trips to 
Richmond, Halifax, and other histor- 
ical areas nearby. Their most excit- 
ing adventure was a trip to the 
Internal Studies Association Con- 
vention in Toronto, Canada. 

Mike Sawyer President 

Patti Lotts Vice President 

Jeff Price Secretary 

Allan Richeson Treasurer 

Pictured right is the delegation who partici- 
pated in the National Model United Nations. 
Sitting: (left to right) Pat Jones, David Scott, 
and Mary Ellen Beasley. Kneeling: Jeff Price 
and Gena Glass. Standing: Rose West and 
Mike Sawyer. Not pictured: Dr. Nakre and 
LeVee Hamer. 



The purpose of Sigma Pi Alpha is 
to stimulate interest in, and to ac- 
quire a more intimate knowledge of, 
the geography, people, life, history, 
language customs, industries, and 
culture of foreign countries; and to 
make a contribution towards bring- 
ing about a better understanding 
between these countries and ours 
by having a better knowledge of 

Sigma Pi Alpha inducted 15 new 
members this Spring. A banquet 
was held on May 6, with guest 
speaker, Dr. Roger Bullard. 

Ricky Clayton President 

Debbie Cox Vice President 

Penney Sumrell Secretary 

Debbie Wheeler Treasurer 









Atlantic Christian's soccer team 
completed its first winning season 
in 1976 by compiling a 11-5 record. 
For the Bulldogs, success was not 
an easy road; it took a strong team 
effort from beginning to end to 
amass their super record. 

The team's success was quite a 
surprise to many students, even 
though rumors in the fall indicated 
the Bulldogs were greatly improved. 
As the season progressed, students 
followed the team with greater in- 
tensity. The night games at Fleming 
Stadium soon became popular and 
crowded with loyal Bulldog suppor- 

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Silting: (left to right) David Smallwood, Bill Lewis. Rhine Sharp, Larry 
Cleveland, Larry Barker, Alan Daniel. Chris Smallwood. Kneeling: Bob 
Brawan, Elfaith Eltom, Kawa Al Jaft, Chip Smallwood, Fred Claridge. 
Francisco Ziegelmuller, Tony Barriteau, Keith Worrell. Standing: Jack 

Lassiter, Trainer, Mike Smith, Assistant Coach, David Roughton, Brad 
Church, Terry Craft, Mike Southard, Mike Holder, Chuck Rierson, 
Coach David Atkins, and Mike Caffey, Manager. 





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The soccer team's domination of 
District 29 competition was re- 
flected by its post-season honors. 

Leading the way for Atlantic 
Christian was the District 29 
Coach-of-the-Year, Dave Atkins. A 
surprised Atkins praised his assis- 
tant coach, Mike Smith, and his 
team for their hard work. He also 
indicated that the Bulldogs would 
continue to build the soccer pro- 
gram next year. 

Other Bulldogs honored were 
team standouts, David Roughton, 
Chris Smallwood, Mike Southard, 
David Smallwood, and Tony Bar- 
rateau, who were named to the 
All-District team. The two 
Smallwood brothers were also 
named to the conference first team. 

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Atlantic Christian's women's vol- 
leyball team record for the 1976-77 
season was 9 wins and 11 losses. 

While this was not a very impressive 
record, it did show that the rela- 
tively inexperienced team has some 
hope of having a better season next 
year. Most of the team members will 
be returning, and with them the ex- 
perience acquired during the past 
season of play. 
Susie Davis' and Lorraine Riley's 

previous experience was reflected 
by their outstanding play during the 
season. As the year progressed, 
Cathy Wall and Terri Mohr also be- 
came valuable assets to the team 
with their improved performances. 
Other members of the team added 
by giving their loyal support and 
willingness to participate. 




Sitting: (left to right) Kathy Purvis, Susan Davis, Lor- 
raine Riley. Kneeling: Terri Mohr, Kathy Roberson, De- 
bbie Murphy, Linda Coker. Standing: Nina Taylor, 

Cathy Wall, Teresa Lee, Sandy Hall, Debora Wiggins, 
Teresa Gurganus (scorekeeper), Caoch Carole 



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Coach Carol McKeel's women's 
basketball team weathered a mul- 
titude of injuries during the last half 
of the 1976-77 season, but still man- 
aged a regular season mark of 12 
wins and 6 losses. 

Every coach knows that injuries are 
just part of the game, but Coach 
McKeel's team had more than its 

share. At one stage of the season, 
four of the team's five starters were 
side-lined because of injuries. McKeel 
pointed out that the girl's record 
could have been better had the team 
remained healthy. 

The team's top performers included 
Susie Davis and Cathy Wall who were 
named to the All-Division III team. 
Davis contributed 18.5 points and 19 
rebounds per game, while Cathy Wall 
averaged 16.5 points a contest. 

The women concluded their season 
by participating in the NCAIAW III 
state tournament. 



Kneeling: Nina Taylor, Bobby Jo Bass, Lorraine Riley, Carol 
Summerlin, Teresa Gurganus. Standing: Coach Carol 

McKeel, Debra Wiggins, Annette Ellis, Susie Davis, Terri 
Mohr, Aleph Woodard, Cathy Wall, Joan Adams. 




In post-season action, the ACC 
women's basketball team traveled to 
Pembroke State for the NCAIAW Divi- 
sion III state tournament. The women 
netters won the first game against 
Methodist 82-81, but lost the second 
game against North Carolina A & T. 
ACC then played Winston-Salem State 
and lost badly. Susie Davis, as all sea- 
son long, was an outstanding per- 
former throughout the tournament. 




Coach Ben Pomeroy introduced a 
host of healthy new players into the 
1976-77 men's basketball program. Al- 
though his squad was young and in- 
experienced, Pomeroy was optimistic 
they would jell into an eventual win- 

The team received strong individual 
efforts in early games, but simply 
could not put together the winning 
combination. Later, games were lost 
because the team could not drop the 
clutch basket or make the big defen- 
sive play when it was needed. Despite 
the men's hard luck, they demon- 
strated tremendous potential in many 
of their outings. 

After finishing the season with a 
12-16 record, the Bulldogs can only 
look forward to bettering that mark 
next year. 

(left to right) Bob Wilson, Manager, Mark Jones, Coach Ben Pomeroy, 
Richard Battle, Stan Stewart, Robert Pegues, Steve Mattheison, Wayne 
Farmer, Tom Umberger, Andy Bryant, Larry Heaton, Speedy Gainer, 

Butch Ligon, Mike McNelis, Lorenzo Jones, Ron Alexander, Randy Ham- 
mel, Whit Kenny, Assistant Coach Brian Chalk, and Mark Wilson, Manager 





Ben Pomeroy, head basketball 
coach at Atlantic Christian for the 
last five years, resigned shortly after 
the 1976-77 season. Pomeroy also 
taught courses in the physical edu- 
cation department and conducted 
basketball recruiting. 

Pomeroy never had a winning 
season at Atlantic Christian, but his 
willingness and patience with the 
team never ceased. Long hours of 
practice and other activities took 
him away from his family many 
times, but he stuck with his team. 

Pomeroy recruited most of his 
players and he had many outstand- 
ing individual performers. Perhaps 

the most outstanding player Coach 
Pomeroy recruited was Richard Bat- 
tle. Battle was the only player who 
played all four of his academic 
years with Pomeroy, he graduated 
in May of 1977. 

Battle held the position of co- 
captain his junior year and was cap- 
tain his senior year. He was out- 
standing during his four years of 
play and often led the team in scor- 

Richard Battle was a dedicated 
player and student. A business ad- 
ministration major, Battle was hon- 
ored by being selected to Who's 
Who in American Colleges and Uni- 

Pomeroy's and Battle's exit cer- 
tainly represented a significant loss 
to both the basketball program and 
to the school. Students and faculty 
surely will not quickly forget their 









For the first time in nine years, 
Atlantic Christian fielded a men's 
junior varsity basketball program. 
The J.V. team was re-established 
by the Athletic Council and Coach 
Ben Pomeroy to develop potential 
talent for varsity play by involving 
more students. 

The new team was coached by 
Bill Smiley, a former Atlantic 
Christian basketball standout. 
Even though the team managed 
only a meager 4-6 record, its 
members received hours of valu- 
able playing time and experience 
which will eventually become im- 
portant in varsity competition. 


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Kneeling: David Roughton, John Beale. Standing: 
Charles Taylor, Whit Kenney, Stuart Jones, Coach Bill 

Smiley, Tom Wilkerson, Manager, Tyrone Everett, Mark 
Jones and Mitch Moss. 


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(left to right) Sam Modlin, Asad Niaz, Dilly Morris, Coach Tom Parham, Tom Morris, Pat Taylor, Brian Staub, Jay Aldridge, 
Gee Sauls, and Robert Wells. 



Atlantic Christian's men's tennis 
team finished their regular season 
with a 26-3 record, despite a tough 
schedule which included ten uni- 
versity level schools. Winning the 
Carolinas Conference and the Dis- 
trict Championships capped the 
best season in any sport in the col- 
lege's 75 year history. 

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During his coaching career with 
Atlantic Christian, Tom Parham has 
taken the tennis program from a 

local scale to a national one. In 
1977 for his team's outstanding 
season, Parham was named District 
and Conference Coach of the Year. 
Winning the District 29 Champ- 
ionship marked the eighth straight 
year that Parham's team had 
reached the NAIA National Finals in 
Kansas. Last season AC finished 


15th in national play after a tough 
draw in nearly every first round 
match. This year the team finished 
9th nationally. 

Leading the way for the Bulldogs 
during the season was sophomore 
Tom Morris who won both the con- 
ference and district singles cham- 
pionships. At Kansas City Morris 
earned a spot on the NAIA All- 
America team, (only the fourth in 
the school's history to earn a spot). 

Sweeping the conference and dis- 
trict double championships were 
Asad Niaz and Pat Taylor. Taylor 
and Niaz contributed tremendously 
in singles competition also. 

Team members named to the 
All-District 29 Team included: Tom 
Morris, Brian Staub, Jay Aldridge, 
Pat Taylor, and Asad Niaz. Those 
players named to the All Carolinas 
Conference Team included: Morris, 
Staub, Aldridge, Taylor, Niaz, and 
Sam Modlin. 










The 1976-77 women's tennis sea- 
son was the longest in the history of 
the program, but not necessarily the 
best. The team record for dual 
matches was 1-15. 

The team's number one player 
was Joan Adams with Phyllis Parish 
holding the number two position. 
Adams will be the only player 
graduating, but Coach Smith still 
plans to actively recruit new mem- 
bers for the 1977-78 season. 



WOMEN'S SPRING TENNIS TEAM: (left to right) Joan Adams, Debbie Bove, Teresa Beaton, Debbie Hardee, Camilla Kromer, 
Phyllis Parish, and Coach Barbara Smith. 


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In four short years, Joan Adams 
amassed a superb record as the 
number one player for Atlantic 
Christian's women's tennis team. In 
her last year, a seasoned veteran, 
she once again ruled over her op- 
ponents. Joan did well in singles 
completing the year with a record of 
13-2. In the North Carolina Tennis 
Invitational Tournament held at 
Methodist, Joan was the winner of 
the first flight competition, and was 
runner-up in flight one of the 
NCAIAW Division II Tournament. 

For Joan's outstanding scholastic 
and athletic contributions, she was 
awarded the Kiwanis Cup and the 

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Edward L. Cloyd Scholarship Award 
at Convocation. 

Truly the Atlantic Christian wom- 
en's tennis team was lucky to land 
Joan Adams and it will surely miss 
her services next year. 




For the Bulldog Golf Team the 1977 
season was a big disappointment. 
Only two wins were recorded all year, 
which is an unusual occurrence for the 
golf program. However, the poor 
record could be partly justified by the 
fact that only two of the 1976 team 
members returned. Those lettermen 
who returned, Chuck Wheeler and 
Cliff Watson, led the way for a very in- 
experienced and inconsistent team. 

There still may be a ray of hope in 
the future for AC golfers because 
Coach Cloyd has a reputation of turn- 
ing a weak program around. With 
Wheeler, Watson, and Bain returning 
next year, Cloyd should have a sound 
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Mike Horner, and Cliff Watson. Standing: 
Coach Edward Cloyd, Chuck Wheeler, 
Steve Estes, and Joe Bain. 






Atlantic Christian's talented 
baseball team compiled an impres- 
sive winning record in 1977. After 
last year's improved record, this 
year's team fought their way to be- 
come District 29 champions. Out- 
standing players who made all- 
district were: Tim Bardin at first 
base, Jim Satterfield at shortstop 
and pitcher, Mark Hodges at utility 
infield, Keith Stutts at outfield, and 
Robin Rose at outfield. 

Coach Thompson was very well 
pleased with his team's perform- 
ance. Coming out of the tourna- 
ment as winners was truly the high- 
light of the season. 

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Jenkins, Gregory Allen, Jim Satterfield, Cloyce Wilson, Tim Hinnant, and Tim 
Ross. Back Row: Bert Barber, Paul Henson, Rahn Burleson, Bobby Briggs, 

Richard Arthur, Jimmy Collier, Mike Stutts, Neil Baker, William Beale, Keith 
Stutts, Tim Bardin, Robin Rose, and Coach Larry Thompson. 






At the beginning of the season, 
prospects looked good for Atlantic 
Christian's baseball team, especially 
if the young pitching staff de- 
veloped. Surprisingly, the pitching 
staff was better than in previous 

Much like the pitching staff, the 
team was fairly young, with only five 
players from a field of twenty-one 
who will not return. Many freshmen 
and sophomores will return next 
year to once again dominate District 
29 play. 






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The Atlantic Christian track team 
finished its regular season with a 
5-9-1 record. Despite a poor team 
record the year was highlighted by 
a number of outstanding individual 
performances. Seven of the team's 
members placed in the conference 
meet, While two members placed in 
the District 29 meet. 

In the conference meet Rusty 
Wiggs placed second in the hurdles 
breaking AC's best record at 15.1. 
Other members placing in the con- 
ference meet included: Mike South- 
ard (fourth in the high jump), Danny 

Richards (second in the discus 
throw), Allen Green (sixth in the 
mile run), David Roughton (placed 
in the pole vault and triple jump), 
Ed Melvin (placed in 440 yard dash 
and 220 yard dash), and Tom Roach 
(sixth in the intermediate hurdles). 

In District 29 competition Rusty 
Wiggs placed fourth in the high 

hurdles and Ed Melvin placed third 
in the 100 yard dash. 

David Roughton led the team in 
scoring, with other individuals con- 
tributing greatly. Generally, the 
team showed vast improvement 
over last year which led Coach 
Sproles to comment that "track is 
coming" at Atlantic Christian. 

First Row: (left to right) Butch Wall, Chip Smallwood, Southard, Don Berry, Ed Melvin. Third Row: Gary 

Rudy Sykes, Tom Roach, Allen Green. Second Row: Daniel, Danny Richards, Rusty Wiggs, Jack Lassiter, 

Kendall Church, Kenneth Joyner, Bob Stewart, Mike David Roughton. 


Melodie Brewster & Ricky Smith 
Kathy Vaughan & Steve Priest 


The 1976-77 season marked the 
first time in four years the Atlantic 
Christian cheerleaders had male 
members on the squad. The new 
additions greatly boosted and 
complemented the cheerleader's 
routine. New cheers oriented to 
fully implement the male additions 
were performed with a great deal 

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of success. One particularly favo- 
rite performance by the cheer- 
leaders was the human pyramid 
which the crowd thoroughly en- 

ACC now jumps ahead of most 
other conference competitors by 
having a large and effective cheer- 
leading squad. The cheerleaders' 
record was excellent. 

Donna Daniel & Chuck Lennon 

Marsha Ballance & Lester Southern 

Connie Butler & Rob Clyburn 









At Atlantic Christian Greek orga- 
nizations play an important social 
and service role. Greek life is not for 
everyone, and membership is based 
on various standards set by indi- 
vidual organizations and by organi- 
zational preference of individual 

There are three nationally recog- 
nized sororities and four nationally 
recognized fraternities. Panhellenic 
governs the sororities and the 
Inter-Fraternity council governs the 

Besides having common goals 
and various interests, Greeks join 
together in annual activities to 
celebrate their sisterhood and 
brotherhood in competition and in 
aiding others. Greek life is more 
than parties. It is a group of dedi- 
cated men and women finding 
equality, or individuality within un- 
ity, as they strive to reach their 


The leadership of the IFC proved 
to be very instrumental during a 
busy year. They sponsored Winter 
Sports Day which was a big suc- 
cess. In the spring they helped 
coordinate the Greek Week ac- 

tivities and a Greek dance. Hours of 
work went into the successful plan- 
ning of the year's activities. 


The Gamma Lambda chapter of 
Alpha Sigma Phi was founded at AC 
in 1968. The tenth oldest national 
social fraternity, AC'S chapter en- 
joyed a successful year in 1976-77. 
In the fall fraternity members con- 
structed an outstanding float which 
won first place in the fraternity float 
competition. After a successful 
spring rush, the brothers took first 
place in the fraternity group sing 
during Greek Week. 

Other fraternity activities focused 
on its objectives "to foster educa- 
tion, to maintain charity, and to 
promote patriotism." 


The Delta Sigma Phi-Delta lota 
chapter of Atlantic Christian Col- 
lege witnessed its most productive 
and successful year since its estab- 
lishment in 1958. 

With the success of the annual 
Christmas project at the Free Will 
Baptist Children's Home in 
Middlesex, the homecoming dance 
for the chapter alumni, and one of 
the largest pledge classes in recent 
years, the fall semester was one to 
remember for the brothers of Nash 

Spring semester was also met 
with much enthusiasm. Highlights 
of the semester included: a quality 
pledge class, the establishment of 
little sisters into the chapter, the 
election of a Delta Sig to SGA pres- 
ident, the championship of Greek 
Week Activity Day, and the indi- 
vidual talent winner in Greek Sing. 
The Delta Sigs proved they are here 
to stay! 


One of the most competitive and 
involved fraternities at AC, Sigma 
Phi Epsilon celebrated the 75th An- 
niversary of the fraternity's found- 
ing during 1976. This celebration 
was just one highlight in a big year 
for the Sig Eps. The semi-annual 
Bar-B-Que Chicken Dinner as in 
past years was a big success, plus 
the fraternity dominated and cap- 
tured the AC Intramural Champi- 
onship. In addition to their extracur- 
ricular activities the brothers of 
Sigma Phi Epsilon excelled aca- 
demically, as they received the IFC 
Scholarship Award which is given 
to the fraternity with the best overall 
scholastic average. Finally, the Sig 
Eps moved from their old fraternity 
house to a temporary building while 
plans for a new house are finalized. 


Sigma Pi highlighted the fall se- 
mester with several notable ac- 
complishments which included: the 
receiving of the Blood Donor Award 
for their participation while the Red 
Cross was on campus, and the ac- 
cumulation of the highest grade 
point average during the period. At 
the Winter Sports Weekend the fra- 
ternity captured the overall champi- 
onship, and proved to be very com- 
petitive through out the year in in- 

Sam Eason President 

Jeff Weatherspoon Vice President 

John Verdolotti Secretary 

Leigh Hunter Treasurer 

Larry McRacken Advisor 

Bruce Jones Representative 

David Fry Representative 

Jones Fuquay Representative 

Mike Saleeby Representative 



Each sorority is represented in 
Panhellenic by its president and two 
representatives. The campus 
Panhellenic in 1976-77 guided the 
sororities through rush, Greek 
Week, various athletic events and 
community projects. 


Delta Zeta Sorority was founded 
on October 24, 1902 at Miami Uni- 
versity in Oxford, Ohio. Today it is 
the nation's largest sorority. The 
Theta Omega chapter was estab- 
lished at AC in October 1965 with 
emphasis on character, scholarship, 
leadership, and activities. 

Delta Zetas' philanthropy centers 
around the Eastern North Carolina 
School for the Deaf. Through this 
the Atlantic Christian chapter sup- 
ported an underprivileged child at 
the school and sponsored various 
parties and activities for the chil- 
dren through out the year. For Val- 
entines Day, Delta Zeta sponsored 
the King of Hearts to raise money 
for the James Dendy Memorial fund. 
Other money making activities in- 
cluded several bake sales and a 
rumage sale. The pledges also 
helped by participating in a slave 
sale. The DZ's also participated in 
several campus activities and in in- 
tramural sports. At the annual 
Greek Activity Day the DZ's took 
first place honors in sorority com- 
petition. To bring the year to a close 
the Delta Zetas held their annual 
Rose ball. 

The purpose of Delta Zeta is 
friendship and sisterhood, which 
helps the college girl gain strength 
and confidence to meet the future. 


Phi Mu, the second oldest organi- 
zation for women is proud to be 
part of Atlantic Christian. As their 
motto, "the faithful sisters," Phi Mu 
strives to help others through its na- 
tional philanthrophy, the US Hope, 
a past hospital ship, now a symbol 
for medical aid to areas overseas. 
Phi Mu also strives to improve its 
own members through better 
scholarship, high standards, and 

close friendships. 

Phi Mu presented again in 1976 
its famous Washboard Band, an an- 
nual event when the sisters dress in 
overalls, sing, dance, and play 
"musical" instruments. Another an- 
nual function, their Carnation Ball, 
a formal dance for the sisters and 
alumni was a tremendous success. 
During AC's Homecoming, Phi Mu 
worked very diligently and won, for 
the 11th consecutive year the Out- 
standing Homecoming Float trophy. 
Phi Mu also aided in establishing a 
music scholarship in memory of a 
sister, Kay Dawson Warren. During 
AC'S "Spirit Night," Phi Mu sup- 
ported the Bulldogs with en- 
thusiasm and received honorable 
mention for their cheering section. 

Phi Mu is proud of its sisterhood, 
because it has found much enjoy- 
ment in the love that exists with in 
their bond. 


The Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority 
began their year with the annual 
Top Hat dance featuring the Lou 
Curry Band. The "Mr. Top Hat" title 
was given to Clint Holloway re- 
presenting Sigma Pi Fraternity. The 
fall rush for Sigma which included 
the "House of Dragon" was quite 
successful, bringing in fourteen 
new pledges. They added their en- 
thusiasm to the fantastic spirit the 

Sigma sisters have always posses- 
sed and together the sorority won 
the "Spirit Night Award," sponsored 
by the AC Jaycees. The Sigmas 
were first place again, as they won 
the Greek Sing sorority group divi- 
sion using the "Roaring Twenties" 
theme. They were also given the 
Sisters Scholarship Award and tied 
for first place in the individual talent 
performed by Lynne Boldin. 

Through the year the Sigmas' 
sponsored many fund raising 
projects which helped provide con- 
tributions for their national philan- 
thropy, the Robbie Page Memorial 
Fund. This fund was set up for the 
aid in polio research. Tri-Sigma has 
established children's wards for 
their care and rehabilitation in 
North Carolina Memorial Hospital in 
Chapel Hill, NC and the Cardinal 
Glennon Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 

The Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority 
looks forward to the coming year 
with the new slate of officers carry- 
ing on the Sigma tradition. 

Renee' Jenkins President 

Evelyn Myers Secretary 

Julie Wilson Treasurer 

Sarah Bain Ward Advisor 

Catherine Panarese Representative 

Pat Newhouser Representative 

Gail Schridde Representative 

Beth Perkins Representative 

Delane O'Brian Representative 

Anna Smelser Representative 




Ray Silverthorne President 

Terry Howard Vice President 

Allan Daniell Secretary 

David Sledge • Treasurer 

Tommy Carr 
Ricky Clayton 
Terry Craft 
Allan Daniell 
Phil Faison 
Johnny Griffin 
Mike Holder 
Terry Howard 
Leigh Hunter 
Gary Jackson 
Trip Johnson 
Matt Mancini 
Greg McCall 
David McGhinnis 
Joe Murray 
Russell Rawlings 
Mike Saleeby 
Ray Silverthorne 
David Sledge 
Steve Sledge 
Billy Tatum 
Pat Taylor 
Rusty Wiggs 

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Jomes Fuquay President 

Chuck Finklea Vice President 

Howard Fleming Secretary 

Kelvin King Treasurer 

Walt Spruill Sergeant-At-Arms 


Bob Boisseau 
Chris Butterworth 
Brad Callery 
David Clare 
Jim Cornick 
Andy Davis 
Donnie Davis 
Ronnie Davis 
Jimmy Eubanks 
Chuck Finklea 
Howard Fleming 
Al Forrest 
Dave Frommer 
Jones Fuquay 
Doug Gatewood 
Bob Guernsey 
Clint Hopkins 
Kelvin King 
Donnie Koontz 
Alan Montague 
John Overton 
Bob Percival 
Ronnie Ross 
David Scott 
Walt Spruill 
Bobby Taylor 
Charles Tostoe 
Bob Vartanian 
Jeff Weatherspoon 
Jay Whitehead 
Phil Williams 
Kevin Woodlief 



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Rickey Byrd President 

Glenn Fleetwood Vice President 

Mercer Oast Comptroller 

Bill Stakes Recorder 

Brett Poyner Corresponding Secretary 

Greg Alan 
Ron Andrews 
Waverly Barnes 
Russ Brummitt 
Tommy Chowns 
Jimmy Council 
Rich Crangle 
Ronnie Critcher 
Phil Darnell 
Sam Eason 
John Edwards 
Steve Floyd 
Bill Gilliam 
Billy Green 
Steve Holzbach 
Guy Hyatt 
Bruce Jones 
Randy Lee 
Jimmy Lineberry 
Steve McKay 
Phil Robbins 
Graham Smith 
Lin Toombs 
Rob Wade 
Harrison Ward 
Bud White 
Bob Williams 
Harry Young 








David Fry President 

Mitch Adams Vice President 

Jeff Kennedy Secretary 

Dean Nester Treasurer 

Rick Bartholomew Sargeant-at-Arms 

George Monfalcone Herald 

Robbie Cook Pledgemaster 

Mitch Adams 
J.C. Barrows 
Rick Bartholomew 
Robbie Cook 
David Fry 
Clint Holloway 
Jeff Kennedy 
David Leslie 
Mike Matsen 
George Monfalcone 
Dean Nester 
Allan Richeson 
Stuart Rollings 
John Verdolotti 
Robert Wells 



Gail Schridde President 

Beth Taylor 1st Vice President 

Jo Anne Davenport 2nd Vice President 

Gail Collier Recording Secretary 

Sue Golding Corresponding Secretary 

Debbie Hardison Treasurer 

Jo Winstead Advisor 

Marsha Andrews 

Wanda Lewis 

Verna Atkins 

Joy Mackvick • 

Jeanie Boyd 

Kathy Massey 

Debbie Boykin 

Jane McLeod 

Barb Butterworth 

Debbie McPhail 

Jo Carter 

Carol Anne Moore 

Lorraine Cascioli 

Ramona Penny 

Susan Cherry 

Tish Perkins 

Gail Collier 

Sandy Pittman 

Lynne Covington 

Nancy Pixley 

JoAnne Davenport 

Denise Sawyer 

Susan Davis 

Gail Schridde 

Penny Dull 

Betty Seavy 

Julie Gargis 

Nancy Sharp 

Linda George 

Becky Shell 

Robin Gilliam 

Sharon Shotwell 

Sue Golding 

Blonnie Stroud 

Nancy Gott 

Beth Taylor 

Kay Griffin 

Pam Treihart 

Patti Hampton 

Lori Walker 

Debbie Hardison 

Lynn Wall 

Holly Harrison 

Raynor Wall 

Cindy Hill 

Linda Walter 

Gwen Jackson 

Sandi White 

Kay Johnson 

Martha White 

Susan Johnson 

Julie Wilson 

Pam Jones 

Pam Willis 

Kathy Lawrence 

Linda Wright 

Lynn Lee 





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Delane O'Brien President 

Kathy Purvis Vice President 

Barbara Queenan . . . Corresponding Secretary 

Renee Jenkins Recording Secretary 

Debbie Boyette Treasurer 

Cynthia Adams 
Deborah Alford 
Pam Ballance 
Kelly Barnes 
Susan Best 
Kathi Beilstein 
Debbie Boyette 
Phyllis Boykin 
Nancy Bridges 
Susan Brown 
Debbie Cody 
Terri Cook 
Debbie Cox 
Francis Davis 
Millie Davis 
Patti Denkins 
Julia Dixon 
Cathy Edwards 
Jane Ellis 
Kathy Felton 
Sherree Harrell 
Malinda Holshouser 
Dee Jameson 
Renee Jenkins 
Susan Jernigan 
Lu Ann Jones 
Susan Kelly 
Marsha Lampe 
Debbi Maloney 
Lea Midgette 
Pat Neuhauser 
Delane O'Brien 
Melodye Parker 
Phyllis Parish 
Kathy Purvis 
Barbara Queenan 
Anna Smelser 
Jo Ann Smith 
Shirley Spence 
Susan Spivey 
Karen Thomas 
Susan Ti Hey 
Gloria Vail 
Debra Waller 
Celeste Warren 
Channey White 
Patricia Williams 


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Catherine Panarese President 

Debbi Robinson Vice President 

Jan Edmundson Secretary 

Barbara West Treasurer 

Lavee Hamer . . . Membership & Rush Director 

Ginny McCraw Education Director 

Eileen Anderson Advisor 

Debbi Barnes 
Lynne Boldin 
Nancy Cleveland 
Rosa Cobb 
Beth Cunningham 
Janet Daniels 
Holly Diggs 
Jan Edmundson 
Karen Edwards 
Jo Fields 
Ruth Flowers 
Betsy Gentry 
Karla Gentry 
LaVee Hamer 
Amy Hanson 
Dorothy Harris 
Cora Hawkins 
Beth Holloway 
Jo Hopkins 
Gay Jeffreys 
Tammie Jewell 
Susie Justice 
Carol Kelly 
Brenda Layden 
Donna Marino 
Ginny McCraw 
Donna Mitchell 
Evelyn Myers 
Catherine Panarese 
Robin Parr 
Debbie Pate 
Beth Perkins 
Cathy Pfeiffer 
Desiree Rhodes 
Sylvia Riggs 
Debbi Robinson 
Sharon Rogers 
Lois Smiley 
Beverly Smith 
Linn Smith 
Betty Wells 
Barbara West 
Sandi White 
Kathy Whitehurst 
Cathy Witt 




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Greek Sing was no different in 1977 
than in previous years. Both the 
fraternities and sororities performed 
admirably in every phase of the com- 
petition. Dr. Allan Sharp served as 
Master of Ceremonies. 

A rare tie occurred in the sorority 
individual talent with Cynthia Adams 
and Lynne Bolden sharing first place 
honors. Cynthia, representing Phi Mu 
Sorority, sung "I Believe in You," 
while Lynne, representing Sigma 
Sigma Sigma Sorority, sung "Sum- 

The fraternity individual talent win- 
ner was the Delta Sigma Phi entry, 
Jim Cornick. Jim performed a classi- 
cal piece on the guitar and a country 
melody on the banjo. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma was the winner 
of the sorority group sing. The Sig- 
ma's theme was "The Roaring Twen- 
ties." The fraternity group sing was 
won by Alpha Sigma Phi, as they sang 
songs with "Reflections of Women" 
as their theme. Sigma Phi Epsilon re- 
ceived honorable mention for their 
performance in this competition. 

Awards were presented by Renee 
Jenkins, President of the Panhellenic 
Council, and Sam Eason, President of 
the Interfraternity Council. 



Following the Greek Sing the 

Greeks engaged in their annual 

Greek Activity Day on Saturday. 

Cloudy skies threatened, but the 

events continued as scheduled. 

Fierce competition was heightened 

by the rivalries of the different 

groups. In the final analysis the D Z's 

were the sorority winners with the Delta's the fraternity winners. Neither 

winner could be determined until the final event was completed. The 

day's activities marked the completion of a very successful Greek Week. 





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The day student element of Atlan- 
tic Christian's enrollment is very di- 
versified. Some students live in 
nearby apartments, while others 
drive more than an hour to attend 
classes. Despite this and other bar- 
riers, the day students unite into an 
active part of the student body. 

In recent years day students have 
successfully participated in intra- 
murals and in the annual homecom- 
ing parade. Along with these ac- 
tivities, the day students involved 
themselves with a variety of other 
unique activities including sky di- 
ving and outing retreats. 

The most original day student ac- 
tivity in the 1976-77 school year 
however, was the formation of the 
mysterious PITE (Pie In The Eye) 
Clan. PITE members became 
notorious for hitting other students 
with pies. The majority of people hit 
had a contract put on them by a 
friend. Even though administrative 
officials frowned on such activities, 
the PITE was organized to provide 
excitement without causing trouble 
or harm to anyone. 

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James Coale 
Vice President 

Alan Richeson 

/.eft: the notorious PITE Clan 


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Carl Frazier, President 

Ricky Adams, Vice President 

Ricky Adams, Wendell, NC 
Kawa Al Jaff, Cairo, Egypt 
Vickie Alexander, Plymouth, NC 
Tedra Alle, APO New York, NY 
Deborah Anderson, Wilson, NC 
Patricia Anderson, Goldsboro, NC 

Amy Arbes, Cary, NC 

Mat Ashworth, Fuquay-Varina, NC 

Eddie Atkins, Wilson, NC 

Mary Baggett, Dunn, NC 

Jean Baker, Raleigh, NC 

Pamela Baldwin, Arlington, VA 

James Barcroft, Cape Charles, VA 
Angela Barnes, Wilson, NC 
Debbie. Barnes, Wilson, NC 
Donald Barnes, Tarboro, NC 
Kelly Barnes, Wilson, NC 
Bobbie Bass, Edenton, NC 

Beth Bass, Kenly, NC 
Janef Batten, Middlesex, NC 
Edward Bauguss, Ronda, NC 
Kathi Beilstein, Colonial Heights, VA 
Bill Bennett, Columbia, SC 
Donald Berry, Rocky Mount, NC 

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Teresa Mclntire, Secretary 

Diane Threehouse, Treasurer 

Kathy Whitehurst, Senator 

Billye Biggers, Goldsboro, NC 
Susan Blizzard, Hookerton, NC 
Lynne Boldin, Richmond, VA 
Janice Bonner, Wilson, NC 
Bettina Bowen, Hialeah, FL 
Holly Bowen, Arlington, VA 

Phyllis Boykin, Zebulon, NC 
B.J. Bradley, Hialeah, FL 
Lin Bratcher, Wilson, NC 
Robert Brewer, Raleigh, NC 
Melodie Brewster, Kingston, NH 
Nancy Bridgers, Sanford, NC 

Kathryn Brinkman, Faison, NC 
Hellena Brown, Beaufort, NC 
Russell Brummitt, Henderson, NC 
Teresa Burchette, Raleigh, NC 
William Burleson, Newport News, VA 
Cindy Burroughs, Tabor City, NC 

Connie Butner, Kinston, NC 
Barbara Butterworth, Hopewell, VA 
Sheryl Byrum, Ahoskie, NC 
Meredith Carey, McLean, VA 
John Cary, Richmond, VA 
Saralyn Chappell, Fuquay-Varina, NC 


Holt Cheatham, Statesville, NC 
Tim Childrey, Virginia Beach, VA 
Donna Clark, APO San Francisco, CA 

Jane Coffee, Newport News, VA 
Rhonda Coley, Goldsboro, NC 
Suzette Collier, Suffolk, VA 

Terry Cook, Richmond, VA 
Caralie Cox, Richmond, VA 
Jane Czuhai, Washington, NC 

Donna Daniel, Sims, NC 

Lillie Ann Darden, Greenville, NC 

Connie Davis, Wilson, NC 

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Frances Davis, Pinetops, NC 
Thomas Davis, Middlesex, NC 
Patty Dawson, Wilson, NC 
Tom Drake, Washington, NC 
Katherine Denzler, West Caldwell, NJ 
Alice Dussault, Smithfield, NC 

Ricky Eaton, Washington, NC 
John Echols, Jr., Scotland Neck, NC 
Amy Edwards, Fay, NC 
Angela Edwards, Selma, NC 
Cathy Edwards, Raleigh, NC 
Julie Elliott, Richmond, VA 

Sherry Elliot, Wilson, NC 
Carrie Ellis, Macclesfield, NC 
Helen Ellis, Fayetteville, NC 
Elfaith Eltom, Wilson, NC 
Gay Emig, Nashville, NC 
Edward Essa, Greensboro, NC 

Randy Fagan, Edenton, NC 
Terry Faircloth, Middlesex, NC 
Brenda Farmer, Rocky Mount, NC 
Debbie Farmer, Wilson, NC 
Julia Fay, Virginia Beach, VA 
Kathy Felton, Macclesfield, NC 

Billy Joe Ferguson, Emporia, VA 
Kathy Fields, Walstonburg, NC 
Ken Finch, Raleigh, NC 
Virginia Flowers, Wilson, NC 
Keith Francis, Waverly, VA 
Cindy Franks, Fayetteville, NC 

Terry Franks, Wilson, NC 
Carl Frazier, Wilson, NC 
Kathy French, New Bern, NC 
Robert Frink, Shallotte, NC 
Donna Galloway, Wilson, NC 
Ann Gardner, Greensboro, NC 

Julia Gargis, Hopewell, VA 
Leslie Garrett, Edenton, NC 
Carole Gentry, Colonial Heights, VA 
Karla Gentry, Durham, NC 
Gwendolyn Godard, Williamston, NC 
Tricinda Godwin, Bailey, NC 

Melanie Goss, Goldsboro, NC 
Patricia Gottilly, Raleigh, NC 
Frank Green, Wilson, NC 
Ga/7 Gregory, Emporia, VA 
Lee Ann Hall, Jacksonville, NC 
Sandra Hall, Falls Church, VA 


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Ethelyn Hammer, Greensboro, NC 
Wanda Hammunds, Wilson, NC 
Patti Hampton, Greensboro, NC 

Gerald Hardison, New Bern, NC 
Susan Hardy, Rocky Mount, NC 
Harold Hargett, Wilson, NC 

Vivian Harrell, Saratoga, NC 
Mike Harris, Raleigh, NC 
Dan Harris, Spring Hope, NC 

Charles Henry, Williamsburg, VA 
Russell Herndon, Elizabeth City, NC 
Rebecca Heston, Haddonfield, NJ 

Mark Hillard, Jacksonville, NC 
LaVon Hinshaw, Asheboro, NC 
Paul Hinson, Franklin, VA 
Bobby Holliman, Durham, NC 
Gwendolyn Honeycutt, Angier, NC 
Randall Hooper, Raleigh, NC 

Jo Hopkins, Virginia Beach, VA 
Carlene Home, Lucama, NC 
Michael Horner, West Chester, PA 
Susan Horton, Winton, NC 
Debra House, Hobgood, NC 
Bonnie Howard, Washington, NC 

Jane Hudson, Falcon, NC 
Dorothy Jameson, Wilmington, NC 
Donnie Jarman, Kinston, NC 
Susan Johnson, Raleigh, NC 
Martha Jones, Greenville, NC 
Stephanie Jones, Fuquay-Varina, NC 

Alison, Jordan, Edenton, NC 
Sharon Kilpatrick, Weldon, NC 
Kristy Kimbrie, Colonial Heights, VA 
Doris King, Roanoke Rapids, NC 
Shan Kinnier, Cheyenne, WY 
Phillip Lassiter, Smithfield, NC 


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Teresa Lee, Virginia Beach, VA 
Jamie Lewis, Tarboro, NC 
Wanda Lewis, Chocowinity, NC 
Charlene Little, Selma, NC 
Gena Livingston, Kinston, NC 
Myra Lunsford, Roxboro, NC 

Norman Manning, Washington, NC 
Connie Mashburn, Broadway, NC 
Steve Mattheison, Falls Church, VA 
Cindy McDonald, Asheville, NC 
Theresa Mclntyre, Jamesville, NC 
Marguerite McKnight, Wilmington, NC 

Cindy McMasters, Burlington, NC 
Edward Melvin, Fayetteville, NC 
Sandy Melvin, Elizabeth City, NC 
Cathy Midgette, Harbinger, NC 
Cathy Misuna, Virginia Beach, VA 
Theresa Mohr, Havelock, NC 

Alyce Monshower, Fayetteville, NC 
Betty Moore, Goldsboro, NC 
Robin Moore, Fayetteville, NC 
Newsome Moore, Jr., Rocky Mount, NC 
Russell Morris, Wilson, NC 
Pamela Morrison, Wilmington, NC 

Lee Morton, Camp Hill, PA 
Ginger Murphy, Louisburg, NC 
Judy Newman, Laurel Hill, NC 
Brenda Newton, Fountain, NC 
Tommy Nixon, Edenton, NC 
Patricia Norris, Durham, NC 

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Kathy Nowalk, Garwood, NJ 
Joni Owens, Wilson, NC 
Melodye Parker, Zebulon, NC 
Phyllis Parker, Goldsboro, NC 
Robin Parr, Virginia Beach, VA 
Debbie Pate, Kinston, NC 

Laveda Peacock, Goldsboro, NC 
Jennie Peed, Lucama, NC 
Patricia Perkins, Haddonfield, NJ 
Wendy Perry, Zebulon, NC 
James Porter, Richmond, VA 
Barbara Potts, Haddonfield, NJ 

Sandra Powell, Rocky Mount, NC 
Angela Privette, Youngsville, NC 
Patricia Purvis, Bethel, NC 
Brenda Quinn, Trenton, NC 
Karron Rackley, Mount Olive, NC 
Jane Rains, Kenly, NC 

Dorothy Ramseur, Hickory, NC 
Deronna Ramsey, Bailey, NC 
Teresa Reams, Elm City, NC 
William Reed, Rocky Mount, NC 
Mary Reeves, Garner, NC 
Jay Revelle, Murfreesboro, NC 

Sylvia Riggs, Goldsboro, NC 
Jackie Riley, Jacksonville, NC 
Kathryn Roberson, Washington, NC 
Lynette Roberson, Washington, NC 
Linda Roberts, Wilson, NC 
Jane Roebuck, Washington, NC 


David Rose, Wilson, NC 
Marvin Ross, New Bern, NC 
Ronald Ross, Chesapeake, VA 
Mary Russell, Greenville, NC 
Jim Satterfield, Portsmouth, VA 

Audrey Sawyer, South Mills, NC 
Linda Scriven, Broadway, NC 
Becky Shell, Magnolia, NC 
William Sherron, III, Zebulon, NC 
Roberta Sierzchula, Swansboro, NC 

Shelley Singer, Wilson, NC 
Julie Skiles, Richmond, VA 
Ray Smeltzer, Goldsboro, NC 
Patricia Smith, Fremont, NC 
Martie Squires, Tarboro, NC 

Sara Shupe, Garner, NC 
Vickie Stanley, Tabor City, NC 
Venessa Starling, Goldsboro, NC 
Wanda Stone, Middlesex, NC 
Laura Stowe, Gastonia, NC 

Blonnie Stroud, Centreville, VA 
David Stumbaugh, Alexandria, VA 
Steve Sweet, Portsmouth, VA 

Shayna Taswell, Goldsboro, NC 
Ga/7 7afe, Moseley, VA 
Billy Tatum, Emporia, VA 

Carrie Thayer, Goldsboro. NC 
Karen Thomas, Sanford, NC 
Joseph Thompson, Carthage, NC 

Lisa Thompson, Gaithersburg, MD 
Martha Thorne, Wilson, NC 
Linwood Toombs, Richmond, NC 


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Diane Threehouse, Salisbury, NC 
Sally Truitt, Oriental, NC 
Lucie Tucker, Ahoskie, NC 

Cathy Tunstall, Butner, NC 
Faye Turner, Albertson, NC 
Helen Twine, Suffolk, VA 

Eunice Twisdale, Enfield, NC 
Cathy Vaughn, Chase City, VA 
Sara Villa, Glens Falls, NY 

James Vitt, Cinnaminson, NJ 
Tammy Wallace, Wilson, NC 
Debra Waller, Greenville, NC 


Linda Walter, Englishtown 
Carla Webb, Wilson, NC 
David Webb, Weldon, NC 
Doris Whichard,Bnf\e\6, NC 
Lorimer White, Elizabeth City 


Kathy Whitehurst, Wilson, NC 
Cynthia Whitley, Wilson, NC 
Thomas Wilkerson, Jr., Raleigh, NC 
Janice Williams, Spring Hope, NC 
Nova Williams, Newport, NC 

Perry Williams, Wilson, NC 
Vicki Winfree, Durham, NC 
Cindy Winston, Virgilina, VA 
Kimberly Woodruff, Weldon, NC 
Eddie Yelverton, Fremont, NC 


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Cynthia Adams, Clayton, NC 
James Adkerson, Elm City, NC 
Deborah Alford, Sims, NC 
Charles Allen, Jr., Winterville, NC 
Pamela Anderson, Kenly, NC 
Dale Anderson, Williamsburg, VA 

Franklin Bailey, Jr., Garner, NC 
Neil Baker, Sanford, NC 
Marsha Ballance, Kenly, NC 
Bert Barber, Sanford, NC 
Kay Barnes, Lucama, NC 
Rita Barnes, Emporia, VA 

Christianne Barwick, Kenly, NC 
Susan Best, Homdel, NJ 
Lynnette Bingham, Raleigh, NC 
Cliff Blowe, Jr., Newport News, VA 
Martha Bobbin, Zebulon, NC 
Angela Bonner, Bath, NC 

Teresa Bossley, Richlands, NC 
Janet Bottoms, Elm City, NC 
Stephanie Bowen, Walstonburg, NC 
Anita Boyd, Asheville, NC 
Debra Boyette, Kenly, NC 
Kathy Boyette, Wilson, NC 

Phyllis Parish, President 

Sheree Harrell, Vice President 

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Rosa Cobb, Secretary 

Miles Stanley, Senator 

Debbie Boykin, Zebulon, NC 
Verlie Brown, Colerain, NC 
Ben Bunch, Edenton, NC 
Patricia Byerly, Salisbury, NC 
Sarah Campbell, Hamer, SC 
Geraldine Carolan, McLean, VA 

Melanie Carpenter, Durham, NC 
Sue Carter, Raleigh, NC 
Lorraine Cascioli, Grifton, NC 
Elizabeth Chaulklin, Richmond, VA 
Susan Cherry, Ahoskie, NC 
Kendall Church, Hyattsville, MD 

Angela Clark, Richmond, VA 
Rob Clyburn, Virginia Beach, VA 
Rosa Cobb, Henderson, NC 
Debbie Cody, Winston-Salem, NC 
Linda Coker, Tarboro, NC 
Sandra Collie, Nashville, NC 

Debbie Cook, Lexington, NC 
George Connell, Wilson, NC 
Jim Cornick, Marion, VA 
Jimmy Council, Apex, NC 
Dorothy Creech, LaGrange, NC 
Daniel Croom, Rocky Mount, NC 


Issac Cross, New York, NY 
Suzanne Crutchfield, Raleigh, NC 
Beth Cunningham, LaGrange, NC 
Barry Dalton, Cary, NC 
Allan Daniell, Wilson, NC 

Susan Davis, Hopewell, VA 
Teri Davis, Rocky Mount, NC 
Patti Denkins, Carey, NC 
Penny Dull, Clemmons, NC 
Mike DuRant, Rocky Mount, NC 

Cindy Edgerly, Laurinburg, NC 
Doyle Edgerton, Chase City, VA 
Jenny Edwards, Rocky Mount, NC 
Penny Ellis, Durham, NC 
James Everette, Nashville, NC 

Jensue Ferrell, Wilson, NC 
Willis Finch, Jr., Bailey, NC 
Susan Franks, Greensboro, NC 
Debbie Freeman, Thomasville, NC 
Cyndy Fuller, Charlotte, NC 

Betty Gardner, Macclesfield, NC 
Alan Gattis, Colonial Heights, VA 
Linda George, Martinsville, VA 
Gena Glass, Jacksonville, NC 
Susan Glover, Middlesex, NC 


Eleanor Harmon, Silver Spring, MD 
Paul Ham, Lucama, NC 
Sheree Harrell, Emporia, VA 
Angela Hart, Wilson, NC 

Karl Hartman, Raleigh, NC 
Cora Hawkins, Durham, NC 
Bobby Heath, Cape Charles, VA 
Karen Hedgecock, Lynchburg, VA 


Ruth Heinaman, Columbia, PA 
Judy Herring, Selma, NC 
Tim Hinnant, Wilson, NC 
Rebecca Hodge, Kenly, NC 
Mark Hodges, III, Virginia Beach, 
Jerry Holtzman, Manson, NC 


Nancy Ann Jernigan, Colerain, NC 
Tammie Jewell, Goldsboro, NC 
Beverly Johnson, Kenly, NC 
Lynne Johnson, Suffolk, VA 
Michele Jones, Seven Springs, NC 
Lu Ann Jones, Erwin, NC 

Mitzi Jordan, Edenton, NC 
Donna Keen, Wilmington, NC 
Debbie Koesy, Williamston, NC 
Terry Kornegay, Tarboro, NC 
Walter Knight, Union City, IN 
Connie tail. Concord, NC 

Lu Ann Lewis, Edenton, NC 
Butch Ligon, Richmond, VA 
Cynthia Lindsey, Richmond, VA 
Don Lytch, Orangeburg, SC 
Sara Mallard, Kinston, NC 
Debra Marlowe, Whiteville, NC 



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£dd;e Martin, Camden, SC 
Lynn Massengill, Raleigh, NC 
Kathy Massey, Zebulon, NC 
Ginny McCraw, Durham, NC 
Sheila McCullen, Fremont, NC 
Sfefe McKay, Durham, NC 

Iris McKinnie, Pikeville, NC 
Debbie McPhail, Wade, NC 
Karen Mewborn, Elizabeth City, NC 
Patty Mills, Wilmington, NC 
Brenda Mitchell, Emporia, VA 
Donna Mitchell, Goldsboro, NC 

Linda Morgan, Edenton, NC 
Sally Morgan, Fayetteville, NC 
George Murphy, Eden, NC 
Gale Nelms, Spring Hope, NC 
Rodney Nelson, Weldon, NC 
Cherry Norris, Tabor City, NC 

Sharon Norvell, Asheville, NC 
Mercer Oast, Portsmouth, VA 
Karen A. Page, Chesapeake, VA 
M. Karen Page, Raleigh, NC 
Phillis Parish, Wendell, NC 
Beth Perkins, Goldsboro, NC 


Donna Perrin, Newport, NC 
Gregg Pee/e, Pikeville, NC 
Judy Pittman, Rocky Mount, NC 

Martha Price, Bowling Green, VA 
Barbara Oueenan, Greensboro, NC 
Judie Ray, Nakina, NC 

Ginny Reboli, Goldsboro, NC 
Lorraine Riley, Bailey, NC 
Albert Robbins, Wilson, NC 

Joyce Robbins, Pinetown, NC 
Lelia Rose, Wilson, NC 
Donna Robertson, Macon, NC 

Bonnie Russell, Butner, NC 
Debbie Sadler, Roanoke Rapids, NC 
Madeline Santi, Brooklyn, NY 
Roger Sauls, Wilson, NC 
Sharon Schultz, Suffolk, VA 
Betty Seavy, Hopewell, VA 

Dennis Sherrod, Sims, NC 

Sharon Shotwell, Roanoke, Rapids, NC 

Anna Smelser, Portsmouth, VA 

Barbara Snell, Wilson, NC 

Shirley Spence, Kinston, NC 

Miles Stanley, Greensboro, NC 

Susan St. Clair, Hopewell, VA 
Lynn Steele, Williston, NC 
Evelyn Stone, Brick Town, NJ 
Sheila Stone, Middlesex, NC 
Bobby Stratton, Richmond, VA 
Valleria St. Sing, Macon, NC 

Bill Stump, Chesapeake, VA 
Becky Suggs, Goldsboro, NC 
Donna Taylor, Merry Hill, NC 
Hattie Taylor, Lumberton, NC 
Nina Taylor, Jackson, NC 
Robert Taylor, Jr., Kinston, NC 


Susan Taylor, Gates, NC 
Anne Tieche, Union City, IN 
Charles Tostoe, Wilson, NC 

Kathy Twisdale, Enfield, NC 
Tom Umberger, Roanoke, VA 
Gloria Vail, Jacksonville, NC 

Angela Vick, Sims, NC 

Rob Wade, Durham, NC 

William Wahl, Jr., Falls Church, VA 

Debra Wallace, Chapel Hill, NC 
Sara Wallace, Rowland, NC 
Harrison Ward, Raleigh, NC 

Celeste Warren, Erwin, NC 
Susan Webb, Pinetops, NC 
Chuck Wheeler, Wilson, NC 

Lisa Wheless, Louisburg, NC 
Channey White, Newport, NC 
Charles Whitehead, Wilson, NC 

Nancy Whiteside, Wilson, NC 
Connie Whitley, Middlesex, NC 
Debora Wiggins, Bailey, NC 

Russell Wilkins, Roper, NC 
Doris Williams, Emporia, VA 
Deborah Worley, Stantonsburg, NC 


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Pam Batts, President 

Rose West, Vice President 

Dale Adams, Four Oaks, NC 
June Altman, Dunn, NC 
Betty Amnions, Fayetteville, NC 
Ann Atkinson, Wilson, NC 
Deborah Atwater, Goldsboro, NC 
Sylvia Ballance, Fremont, NC 

Jean Barbour, Smithfield, NC 
Joy Barbour, Four Oaks, NC 
Randy Barham, Rolesville, NC 
Larry Barker, Wilson, NC 
Margaret Barkley, Enfield, NC 
Martha Barnes, Colonial Heights, VA 

Thomas Barnes, Wilson, NC 
Norma Barwick, Seven Springs, NC 
Cindy Batchelor, Spring Hope, NC 
Pam Batts, Emerson, NJ 
Bonnie Beaman, Snow Hill, NC 
Mary Ellen Beasley, Bentonville, NC 

Rebecca Beasley, Benson, NC 
Teresa Beaton, Franklin, VA 
Vickie Bennett, New Bern, NC 
Debi Berry, Rodanthe, NC 
Mona Bissette, Middlesex, NC 
Cindy Bonner, Hopewell, VA 


Debbie Cox, Secretary 

Ruth Jordan, Treasurer 

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Martha Barnes, Senator 

Wanda Boykin, Wilson, NC 
Billy Bradshaw, Jr., Sims, NC 
Lynn Brantley, Middlesex, NC 
Libby Brooks, Hickory, NC 
Calvin Bullock, Bailey, NC 
Gwen Burke, Fayetteville, NC 

Ruth Burkholder, Perry, OH 
Rickey Byrd, Suffolk, VA 
Carol Calloway, Federalsburg, MD 
Felicite Christian, Wilson, NC 
David Clare, King George, VA 
Joanne Clifton, Virginia Beach, VA 

Richard Cline, Pfafftown, NC 
Robyn Clos, Raleigh, NC 
Gail Collier, Conway, NC 
Joan Comer, Cary, NC 
Denise Cooke, Kenly, NC 
Rebekah Cornelius, Liberty, NC 

Lynne Covington, Colonial Heights, VA 

Debbie Cox, Richmond, VA 

Debra Creech, Wilson, NC 

Anita Crocker, Virginia Beach, VA 

Francis Currin, Henderson, NC 

Phil Darnell, Fayetteville, NC 



Debra Davis, Wilson, NC 
Millie Davis, Wrightsville Beach, NC 
Pam Davis, New Bern, NC 
Karen Dick, Colonial Heights, VA 
Ann Dixon, Robersonville, NC 
Julia Dixon, Thomasville, NC 

Randy Dunn, Severna Park, MD 
Diane Eason, Macclesfield, NC 
Angela Edwards, Durham, NC 
Cafriy Edwards, Wendell, NC 
Faye Edwards, Elm City, NC 
Becka Epes, Waynesboro, VA 

Flip Epperson, Suffolk, VA 
Melba Etheridge, Oak City, NC 
Jimmy Eubanks, Danville, VA 
Nancy Eury, Franklinton, VA 
Laura Everton, Fairfax, VA 
Jo Fields, Goldsboro, NC 

Glessie Finch, Wilson, NC 
Howard Fleming, Louisburg, NC 
Sfeve Floyd, Fairmont, NC 
Donna Francis, Capron, VA 
Chuck Franks, Fayetteville, NC 
Barbara Freeman, Knightdale, NC 

Doug Gatewood, Milford, VA 
Jo Glover, Bailey, NC 
Billy Goff, Goldsboro, NC 
Sheila Golden, Stumpy Point, NC 
Clarrice Gorham, Au lander, NC 
Teresa Gurganus, Plymouth, NC 

Ricky Harrell, Gatesville, NC 
Holly Harrison, Hopewell, VA 
Veronica Hart, Wilson, NC 
Lynn Hight, Louisburg, NC 
Cindy Hill, Colonial Heights, VA 
Terri Hines, Selma, NC 

Malinda Holshouser, Danville, VA 
Mary Ann Howell, Arlington, VT 
Diane Hubbard, Colonial Heights, VA 

Bob Hunt, Wilson, NC 
Leigh Hunter, Raleigh, NC 
Cathy Hux, Roanoke Rapids, NC 

J. Ipock, Beaufort, NC 
Terry Jarman, Kinston, NC 
Gay Jeffreys, Goldsboro, NC 

Darrell Jenkins, New Bern, NC 
Karen Jones, Marshallberg, NC 
Katharine Jones, Raleigh, NC 

Pat Jones, Wilson, NC 
Beth Johnson, Benson, NC 
Cris Johnson, Rose Hill, NC 

Mary Johnson, Hopewell, VA 
Rhonda Johnson, Middlesex, NC 
Ruth Jordan, Richmond, VA 
Karan Joyner, Courtland, VA 
Gail Koonce, Trenton, NC 
Marcia Lampe, Millersville, MD 

Jamie Lassiter, Raleigh, NC 
Kathy Lawrence, Apex, NC 
Brenda Layden, Belvidere, NC 
Donna Lemons, Richmond, VA 
Charles Lennon, Alexandria, VA 
Glenn Lewis, Eden, NC 

Kevin Lorenze, Raleigh, NC 
Linda Lunde, Chesapeake, VA 
Deborah Lutz, Goldsboro, NC 
Bobby Lytch, Orangeburg, SC 
Jackie Manning, Louisburg, NC 
Brad Massey, Zebulon, NC 


Jan McDougald, Raleigh, NC 
Chris Medlin, Louisburg, NC 
Carolyn Menge, Chesapeake, VA 
Corene Mixon, Dunn, NC 
Ann Moody, Seaboard, NC 
Teri Moore, Norfolk, VA 

Dilly Morris, Columbia, SC 
Debbie Murphy, Temple Hills, MD 
Linda Myatt, Willow Springs, NC 
Jo Ann Narron, Ahoskie, NC 
Peggy Newton, Wilson, NC 
Asad Niaz, Lahore, Pakistan 

Deborah Page, Wilson, NC 
Nita Parker, Gates, NC 
Sallie Parker, Tarboro, NC 
Connie Patterson, Shelby, NC 
Mary Perkins, Great Falls, VA 
Cathy Pfeiffer, Washington, NC 

Nancy Phelps, Raleigh, NC 
Pat Player, Beaufort, NC 
Edith Price, Wilson, NC 
Kathy Purvis, Bethel, NC 
Susan Radford, Oxford, NC 
Nancy Rancke, Lumberton, NC 

Barbara Raynor, Holly Ridge, NC 
Blanche Reddick, Stantonsburg, NC 
Laraia Register, Raleigh, NC 
Cathy Rice, Alliance, NC 
Danny Richards, Durham, NC 
Mary Ann Roberson, Roanoke Rapids 


David Roughton, Virginia Beach, VA 

Cheryl Russell, Middlesex, NC 

David Scott, Hopewell, VA 

Kathy Scott, Selma, NC 

Jo Ann Sherrod, Nashville, NC 

Ina Slade, Pantego, NC 

Lois Smiley, Goldsboro, NC 
Jo Ann Smith, Fairmont, NC 
Leigh Anne Smith, Raleigh, NC 
Linn Smith, McLean, VA 
Timothy Smith, Lucama, NC 
Pam Somma, Richmond, VA 

Vivian Sorrell, Benson, NC 
Mike Southard, Stokesdale, NC 
Lester Southern, Raeford, NC 
Joyce Spivey, Spring Hope, NC 
Susan Spivey, Suffolk, VA 
Laura Stephens, Bowie, MD 

Sharon Stewart, Fairfax, VA 
Douglas Stokes, Ayden, NC 
Barbara Stone, Laurel, MD 
Janet Strickland, Middlesex, NC 
Pam Stroud, Tarboro, NC 
Penney Sumrell, Griffon, NC 


Lynn Taylor, Virginia Beach, VA 
Barbara Thome, Virginia Beach, VA 
Olive Thornton, Mt. Olive, NC 

Robert Thornton, Jr., Weldon, NC 
Mary Tilton, Goldsboro, NC 
Pam Tingen, Broadway, NC 

Nancy Tippett, Greensboro, NC 
Terry Tucker, Norlina, NC 
Marilyn Vaughn, Spring Lake, NC 




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Jeff Weatherspoon, Durham, NC 
Jorin Webb, Macclesfield, NC 
Kathryn Wells, Princeton, NC 
Debbie Wheeler, Oxford, NC 
Dee Dee White, Elon College, NC 
Martha Ann White, Windsor, NC 

Ramona White, Greenville, NC 
Sandra White, Wilson, NC 
Karen Whitehurst, Virginia Beach, VA 
Bobbie Wilder, Knightdale, NC 
Debbie Wilder, Knightdale, NC 
Julie Wilson, Middlesex, NC 

Mark Wilson, Concord, MA 
Mary Wilson, Mt. Olive, NC 
Laura Windham, Wilson, NC 
Kevin Woodlief, Matoaca, VA 
Cristy Wooten, Robbins, NC 
Debbie Yelverton, Eureka, NC 


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M/'/ce Sawyer, President 

Susan Dubois, Vice President 

Nancy Joan Adams 
Wilson, NC 

Jasmine Albertson 
Black Creek, NC 

Karen Annette Allen 
Waldorf, MD 

Lynn Beaman Anders 
Wilson, NC 

Marsha Ann Andrews 
Durham, NC 

Mary Rosa Arthur 
Princeton, NC 

Denise Lois Averette 
Oxford, NC 

Cecilia Inex Avery 
Pink Hill, NC 

Susan Kirby Barnes 
Kenly, NC 

Waverly Hobgood Barnes 
Oxford, NC 

Claudia Baxley Bass 
Clinton, NC 

Richard K. Battle 
Rocky Mount, NC 


Marsha Cunningham, Secretary 

Lois Ann Wasson, Treasurer 

Sue Wilson, Senator 

Diane S. Beard 
Bailey, NC 

Myra Lynn Best 
Goldsboro, NC 

Ellen Virginia Lee Bragg 
Hampton, VA 

Irma Jean Braswell 
Elm City, NC 

Kathy Jo Brickhouse 
Columbia, NC 

Delores Roselyn Brown 
Wilson, NC 

Loretta Home Brown 
Lucama, NC 

Donna Marie Bullard 
Arlington, VA 

Buddy Burgess 
Wilson, NC 

Joy Lee Butler 
Clearwater, FL 

Charles Glasgow Butts, Jr. 
South Hill, VA 

Dale Martin Byrns 
Middlesex, NC 


James Willard Cahoon 
Columbia, NC 

Sherrie Lynn Carawan 
Ahoskie, NC 

Mary Denise Catoe 
Graham, NC 

Diana Midge Chambers 
Elizabeth City, NC 

Jan Daniel Chamblee 
Williamston, NC 

Richard Thomas Clayton 
Henderson, NC 

Linwood Edgar Cleaton 
South Hill, VA 

Nancy Ellen Cleveland 
Wilson, NC 

James Henry Coale, Jr. 
Havelock, NC 

James Earl Cobb, Jr. 
Henderson, NC 

Anna Mae Cockrell 
Nashville, NC 

Jerry Sterling Cole 
Blackstone, VA 

Susan Patrice Cole 
Wilmington, NC 

Janet Louise Copeland 

Lynette Creech Coppedge 
Wilson, NC 

Robin Webb Corbett 
Wilson, NC 

Jackie Lynn Cordova 
Morehead City, NC 

Donna A. Corey 
Greenville, NC 

Dan Russell Cotten 
Wilson, NC 

Carolyn June Covington 
Lexington, NC 

Kenneth Alvin Covington 
Hamlet, NC 

Stephen Roy Creech 
Smithfield, NC 

Mary Lawrence Crowe 
Portsmouth, VA 

Marsha Ann Cunningham 
LaGrange, NC 


S. Yvonne Currin 
Gaithersburg, MD 

Janice Barbara Cutri 
Rocky Mount, NC 

Gary Finch Daniel 
Sims, NC 

Ann Davenport 
Nashville, TN 

Jo Ann Gilliam Davenport 
Windsor, NC 

Donald Keith Davis 
Wilson, NC 

Lynn Gray Davis 
Buxton, NC 

Marion Graham Davis 
Fremont, NC 

Ronald Eric Davis 
Wilson, NC 

Thomas Hard David, Jr. 
Fairfax, VA 

Janis Aveyard Deese 
Goldsboro, NC 

Henry Michael Dickerson 
Oxford, NC 

Holly Elizabeth Diggs 
Suffolk, VA 

Barry Fredrick Dillehay 
Oxford, NC 

Carol Lynn Dobey 
Goldsboro, NC 

Susan Marie Dubois 
Raleigh, NC 

Richard Eugene Durham 
Goldsboro, NC 

James Carlelton Early, III 
Portsmouth, VA 

Polly Dale Ecklin 
Rocky Mount, NC 

James Wayland Elks, Jr. 
Williamston, NC 

Willis O. Ellington 
Littleton, NC 

Steve Alan Estes 
Virginia Beach, VA 

Pamela Lynn Everette 
Pinetops, NC 

Philip Stephan Faison 
Emporia, VA 


Carol Ann Farrior 
Willard, NC 

Alice Ellen Felton 
Eure, NC 

Jack Edward Ferguson 
Oxford, NC 

Fe Maria deVarona Finch 
Pikeville, NC 

Barbara Jane Flesher 
Goldsboro, NC 

Jeffrey S. Forbes 
Chesapeake, VA 

Vivian Frances Forehand 
Wilson, NC 

Donna Jean Frye 
Leesburg, VA 

Joseph Alan Futrell 
Winton, NC 

Archer Lee Garner, III 
Roanoke Rapids, NC 

Jeffrey Arnold Gibson 
Battleboro, NC 

Robert Kewus Gift 
Annandale, VA 

William Dunn Gilliam, Jr. 
Virginia Beach, VA 

Peggy Glass 
Jacksonville, NC 

Vernell Randolf Glover, Jr. 
Bailey, NC 

Jacqueline Shirely Green 
New Bern, NC 

Karen Kay Griffin 
Richlands, NC 

Leon Ira Grubbs 
Snow Hill, NC 

Paul Charles Grubbs 
LaGrange, NC 

Rebecca Leah Guevara 
Los Alamos, NM 

Robert Lee Gunter 
Virginia Beach, VA 

Sam Lewis Hall 
Olivia, NC 

Andrew William Han 
Sanrkok, Thailand 

Deborah Jo Hardison 
Robersonville, NC 

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Richard Neil Harkey 
Matthews, NC 

Connie Wren Harrell 
Emporia, VA 

Gloria Macas Hasselbach 
Goldsboro, NC 

Jennifer Lynn Hayes 
Bethesda, MD 

Lee Ann Hedgepath 
Suffolk, VA 

Gayle Rose Hill 
Trenton, NC 

Thurman Eugene Hobbs 
Pikeville, NC 

Betty Jean Holland 
Dudley, NC 

Wallace Wayne Holmes 
Fredricksburg, VA 

Lila Beth Homey 
Greensboro, NC 

Patricia Elaine Howard 
Jacksonville, NC 

Joanne B. Huffman 
Goldsboro, NC 

Mary Louise Hymon 
Fayetteville, NC 

Mark Tait Johnson 
Richmond, VA 

Richard Lee Jones 
Roanoke Rapids, NC 

Deborah Jane Joyner 
Coats, NC 


Michael Thomas Joyner 
Rocky Mount, NC 

Susan Annette Justice 
Sneads Ferry, NC 

Carol Elaine Kelly 
Morehead City, NC 

Susan Dianne Kelly 
Bunnlevel, NC 

Donna Bunch King 
Wilson, NC 

Donald Lee Koontz, Jr. 
Havelock, NC 

Camilla Louise Kromer 
Richmond, VA 

Keith Allen Kyser 
Selma, NC 

Debra Kay Lane 
Pinetops, NC 

Catherine Irene Law 
Winston-Salem, NC 

David Thaddens Lee 
Morehead City, NC 

Katherine Marie Leggett 
Williamston, NC 

James Owen Lewis, Jr. 
Rocky Mount, NC 

Matthew Stephen Mancini 
Sandston, VA 

Marsha Louise Manning 
Spring Hope, NC 

7er/ Shannon Marsh 
McGuire A.F.B., NJ 

Edith Bert Marshall 
Louisburg, NC 

Vicky Larue Matthews 
Wilson, NC 

Martie R. McCall 
Pikeville, NC 

Nancy Mishew McGhee 
Henderson, NC 

Jane Ann McLeod 
Hopewell, VA 

Nancy Turner Melvin 
Wilson, NC 

Thomas Lee Mercer 
Chesapeake, VA 

Suzanne Lea Midgett 
Kinston, NC 


Vanda Forbes Miller 
Wilson, NC 

William Shearin Moore 
Wilson, NC 

Audrey Davis Morgan 
Zebulon, NC 

Cheryl Ann Morketter 
Fayetteville, NC 

Ann Mebane Murray 
Raleigh, NC 

Evelyn Leon Myers 
Hampstead, NC 

Lou P. Nicks 
Smithfield, NC 

Rebekah Bain O'Connell 
Raleigh, NC 

Garry Lane Ormond 
Bath, NC 

Franklin Torrance Osgood 
New Bern, NC 

Gafsy C. Owens 
Macclesfield, NC 

William Marvin Owens, Jr. 
Walstonburg, NC 

Catherine Elizabeth Panarese 
Chesapeake, VA 

Deborah Gail Parker 
Stella, NC 

Mary Ellen Parker 
Pinetops, NC 

Ramona Lynn Penny 
Clayton, NC 

Robbin Louise Perry 
Elizabeth, NC 

William Herbert Phillips, III 
Fayetteville, NC 

Kathryn Ann Phipps 
New Bern, NC 

Vicki Lynn Pigott 
Beaufort, NC 

Cassandra Faye Pittman 
Beaufort, NC 

Thomas Mark Powers 
Virginia Beach, VA 

Gary Lee Poythress 
South Hill, VA 

Jeffrey Hunter Price 
Zebulon, NC 


Elinor B. Radford 
Wilson, NC 

Susan Carol Reason 
Alemeda, CA 

Velma N. Reason 
Wilson, NC 

Sheila Desiree Rhodes 
Zebulon, NC 

Sharon Spell Richardson 
Zebulon, NC 

Allan Craig Richeson 
Hopewell, VA 

Joseph Scott Roberson 
Richmond, VA 

Sylvia Faye Robertson 
Knightdale, NC 

Deborah Helen Robinson 
Jacksonville. NC 

Gilbert Stuart Rollings, Jr. 
Wakefield, NC 

Loretta Joan Rowe 
Wilson, NC 

Sunshine Salter 
Wilson, NC 

Cheryl Elaine Sanders 
Graham, NC 

David Michael Sawyer 
Gates, NC 

Mary Catherine Sawyer 
Zebulon, NC 

Steven Howell Sellers 
Greenville, MS 

Marilyn Kaye Sexton 
Fremont, NC 

Nancy Lee Sharp 
Hopewell, VA 

Janef Sue Smith 
Fountain, NC 

Rebecca Ann Smith 
Havelock, NC 

Marilyn Jane Sorrell 
Benson, NC 

Joyce Marie Southerland 
Wilson, NC 

Claudia Jane Spalding 
Havelock, NC 

Mamie Louise Spence 
Goldsboro, NC 


Charles Loyd Stallings 
Wilson, NC 

Donna Lynn Strickland 
Sanford, NC 

Shannon Suttle 
Newport News, VA 

Carta Elizabeth Taylor 
Pinetops, NC 

Chinaratna Thananonda 
Goldsboro, NC 

JoAnn Thomas 
Wilson, NC 

Rachel Marie Thome 
Elm City, NC 

Susan Diane Tilley 
Bullock, NC 

Ginger Kay Titcomb 
Midlothian, VA 

Diane Marie Truckner 
Durham, NC 

Douglas Edward Trump 
Suffolk, VA 

Ada Catherine Turner 
Hillsborough, NC 

Judy Lynn Turner 
Fremont, NC 

Beverly Benton Vinson 
Goldsboro, NC 

Michael Franklin Walker 
Jacksonville, NC 

Raynor Jane Wall 
Baldwin, MD 


Sue Ann Wallace 
Wilson, NC 

Brenda Hazelgrove Ward 
Ashland, VA 

James Manly Ward 
Kinston, NC 

Sheryl Lynn Wass 
Rocky Mount, NC 

Lois Ann Wasson 
Kinston, NC 

Ronald Ruffin Watson 
Wilson, NC 

Alma Ruth Weathersby 
Hobgood, NC 

Danny Lee Weaver 
Rocky Mount, NC 

Rhonda Dale Weaver 
Rocky Mount, NC 

Flora Janet Webb 
Wilson, NC 

Oscar Webb 
Rocky Mount, NC 

Barbara Dale West 
Dunn, NC 

Michael Steffin West 
Garner, NC 

Patricia Annette Whitfield 
Wilson, NC 

Marsha Gail Whitley 
Wilson, NC 

Pamela Annette Whitley 
Smithfield, NC 

Flora Ann Wilder 
Middlesex, NC 

John Edward Wilder 
Lanexa, VA 

Angela Hope Williams 
Wilson, NC 

Cynthia Overman Williams 
Wilson, NC 

Delores Gail Williams 
Washington, NC 

Kathryn Gail Williams 
Camden, NC 

Michelle Annette VJilliams 
Tryon, NC 

Patricia Ann Williams 
Enfield, NC 


Patricia Christine Williams 
Wilson, NC 

Philip McDonald Williams 
Enfield, NC 

Pamela K. Willis 
St. Pauls, NC 

Robert Joseph Wilson 
Midland Park, NJ 


Twenty-four Atlantic Christian 
College students were named to 
"Who's Who Among Students in 
American Colleges and Univer- 
sities" in 1977. 

Recipients were chosen by a vote 
of the college's faculty and adminis- 
tration on the basis of scholarship, 
participation and leadership in aca- 
demic and extra-curricular ac- 
tivities, citizenship and service to 
the school, and promise for future 

Jimmy Elks 
204 Elementary Education 

Richard Battle 
Business Administration 

Sarah Powell 
Art Education 

Jet Webb 

Joan Adams 
Physical Education 

Ricky Clayton 
Religion & Psychology 


Cathy Law 

Mary Atkins 
Physical Education 

Patricia Williams 
Elementary Education 

David Arnold 
Music Education 



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Mike Sawyer 
Politicial Science 

Alice Rousseau 
Music Education 

Catherine Panarese 

Sue Wilson 
Art Education 


Joy Butler 
Music Education 

Tommy Mercer 

Jimmy Cobb 

Business Administration 

Mollie Pittman 

Katherine Tyner 
Business Education 

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Sunshine Salter 
Business Administration 

Elinor B. Radford 
Elementary Education 

Lois Ann Wasson 




A number of outstanding Atlantic 
Christian College students were 
named award recipients during a 
special Honors Convocation held 
on the college campus near the end 
of the school year. 

The Mildred E. Hartsock Award 
was presented to Christy Wooten 
and Dale Adams. The award is made 
annually to an English major cho- 
sen by the ACC Department of En- 
glish. The Denny Cup was 
presented to Lou Nicks. The cup is 
awarded for the best creative writ- 
ing by a student. The Dutchess 
Trophy was awarded to Jimmy 
Ward. The trophy is awarded to stu- 
dents who have most effectively 
furnished participation in dramatics 
on the campus. 

Rotary Cups were presented to 
Brenda Herndon, Kathy Leggett, 
Kathy Brickhouse, Margaret 
Barkley, Mollie Pittman, and Janice 
Deese. The cups are awarded in the 
Spring to students who earn the 
highest scholastic average for the 
previous fall and spring semesters. 

The Wilson Chamber of Com- 

merce Award was made to 
Katherine Tyner. The award is 
presented annually to the most out- 
standing senior student in business. 
The Pi Gamma Mu award was 
presented to Janet Gambrell. The 
David and Charlotte Blackwood 
Memorial Award was presented to 
Joe Roberson. The award, a cash 
gift, is presented annually to the 
most outstanding pre-theological 
graduate planning to enter a semi- 
nary. The Elaine Waters Memorial 
Award was presented to Cathy Law. 
The award is made to students who 
have shown the greatest interest in 
enlarging the religious life of the 

The William Gear Spencer 
Sportsmanship Award was 
presented to Richard Battle. The 
Edward L. Cloyd Scholarship Award 
was presented to Joan Adams and 
David Roughton. The Cups are 
given each year to the best all- 
around athlete. The objective of the 
award is the fostering of clean sport 
in athletics. 

(Left to right) Joe Roberson, Richard Battle, Joan 
Adams, Cathy Law, Katherine Tyner, Kathy 
Leggett, Christy Wooten, Brenda Herndon, Kathy 

Brickhouse, Margaret Barkley, 
Jimmy Ward, and Lou Nicks. 

Mollie Pittman, 



The administration of Atlantic 
Christian strives to maintain high 
academic standards by obtaining 
and maintaining the most qualified 
and competent professors. Combin- 
ing this practice with sound busi- 
ness procedures, the administration 
is providing a quality education with 
good facilities at a moderate cost to 
the student. They have done a good 

Arthur D. Wenger, 

Lewis H. Swindell, Jr. 
Dean of the College 

Milton L. Adams, 
Business Manager 

David L. Cleveland, 
Director of Development 

James D. Daniell, 
Director of Admissions 


Bethany R. Joyner, 

William E. Smith, 
Director ot Alumni Affairs 

Milton H. Rogerson, 
Director of Publicity 

Marie E. Deans, 
Director of Financial Aid 

Bill Kent, 

Assistant Director of Admissions 

Harry A. Pridgen. 

Assistant Business Manager 


Sara h Bain Ward, 
Dean of Women 

Zebulon M. Whitehurst, III, 
Dean of Students 

H. Larry McRacken, 
Dean of Men 


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Jessie W. Daniel. 
Assistant Dean of Women 


Bruce B. Tingle, 
Director of Placement 

Judith M. Parrish, 
Director of Student Center 

Dan Hensley, Jr. 

Mary Frances Griffin, 
Head Nurse 

R. Lee Moore, 

Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds 

Cleo Murray, 
Bookstore Manager 

Irma Corbin, 

Rebecca Wiggins, 
Executive Housekeeper 



David C. Adkins 

Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education 

Dawn H. Albert 
Instructor in Nursing 

J. Ross Albert- 

Assistant Professor and Chairman of Department of Music 

Carl E. Amt 

Adjunct Instructor in Music 

Walter W. Anderson, Jr. 

Professor and Chairman of Department of History 

Benjamin H. Bardin 

Adjunct Professor of Business 

Ruby G. Barnes 

Professor and Chairman of Department of Nursing 

Edward F. Bazzle 

Assistant Professor of Business 

Dorothy Jane Bostick 
Assistant Professor of Music 

John F. Bridgers 

Assistant Professor of History 

William C. Briley 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

Edward C. Brown 

Professor and Chairman of Department of Art 

Roger A. Bullard 
Professor of Religion 

Robert G. Capps 

Professor of Sociology and Chairman of Department of Social Sciences 

Brian Lee Chalk 

Assistant Atheletic Director 

Edward L. Cloyd, Jr. 

Professor of Health & Physical Education 

Jerry D. Cooper 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

Paul H. Crouch 

Assistant Professor of English 


John W. Dunn 

Associate Professor of Mathematics 

Ruth Dunn 
Residence Counselor 

Jane Edwards 

Clinical Assistant in Nursing 

Lou Ewell 

Clinical Assistant in Nursing 

Nancy Clark Flowers 
Student Personnel Secretary 

Grant O. Folmsbee 

Associate Professor of Psychology 

Ted C. Foy 

Associate Professor of English 

Robert C. Frazier, Sr. 
Professor of Mathematics 

Sarah B. Gattis 

Associate Professor of History 

Catherine Scott Gaylord 

Assistant Librarian and Assistant Professor 

William A. Glasgow 
Adjunct Instructor in Music 

Terrence L Grimes 
Associate Professor of English 

0. Gerald Harris 

Professor of Religion and Chairman of 

Department of Religion and Philosophy 

Harlow Z. Head 

Associate Professor of Geography 

James B. Hemby 

Professor and Chairman of Department of English 

Dan Hensley, Jr. 

Chaplain and Associate Professor of Religion 

Robert P. Hollar 

Associate Professor of Chemistry 

Norbert Irvine 

Assistant Professor of Art 


Anand P. Jaggi 
Professor of Economics 

Agnes J. Janoscrat 

Associate Professor of Nursing 

Catherine W. Jeffries 

Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education 

Edna L. Johnston 

Associate Professor of English 

Hugh B. Johnston, Jr. 

Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages 

Ho Keun Kim 
Professor of Physics 

Tassie flee Langley 
Assistant Professor of English 

W. Jerry MacLean 

Associate Professor of History 

Robbie E. Manning 
Clinical Assistant in Nursing 

David F. Marshall 

Assistant Professor of English 

Thomas E. Marshall, III 
Assistant Professor of Art 

William M. McGill 

Associate Professor of English 

Not even deaf education 
majors will be able to 
interpret this sign lan- 
guage. Only a certain 
group of business majors 
will be able to tell you 
what it means. These 
business majors are im- 
pressed with one particu- 
lar business professor and 
this sign reminds them of 
his interesting classes. 

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Carole M. McKeel 

Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education 

Connie M. Michels 

Instructor of Education of the Hearing Impaired 

Troy H. Miller 

Adjunct Professor of Business 

Barbara F. Mills 

Clinical Assistant in Nursing 

Amrut Nakhre 

Associate Professor of Political Science 

Tom Parham 

Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education 


Walter R. Parker, Jr. 

Professor and Chairman of Department of Psychology 

William Clyde Patterson 
Adjunct Professor in Music 

Tina Pfole 
Adjunct in Music 

Benjamin B. Pomeroy 

Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education 

Andrew C. Preston 
Assistant Professor of Music 

Eugene G. Purcell, Jr. 
Associate Professor of Religion 

Charles W. Rakow 
Assistant Professor in Music 

John D. Sanford 

Professor and Chairman of Department of Health & Physical Education. 

Richard J. Schneider 
Assistant Professor of English 

Jody Sexton 

Student Personnel Secretary 

Ruby P. Shackleford 
Assistant Professor of English 

Allan R. Sharp 
Professor of Religion 

Jessie P. Sisk 

Assistant Professor of Nursing 

Barbara B. Smith 

Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education 

Charles B. Sproles 

Associate Professor of Health & Physical Education 

H.T. Stanton 

Assistant Professor of Business 

Kenneth D. St. John 

Professor and Chairman of Department of Education 

Mary F. Stough 
Professor of English 


G. Harry Swain 

Professor and Chairman of Department of Business 

Warren R. Tait 

Assistant Professor of Education 

Eddie S. Tessnear 
Instructor in Psychology 

Kathy M. Thompson 
Assistant Librarian 

E. Larry Thompson 

Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education 

Bruce B. Tingle 
Residence Counselor 

J.P. Tyndall 

Professor of Biology and Chairman of Department of Science 

Margaret H. Tyndall 
Assistant Professor of Biology 

Agnes P. Vester 
Instructor in Nursing 

David M. Webb 

Assistant Professor of Education 

Ashton P. Wiggs 

Assistant Professor of Business 

Melba H. Williams 
Residence Counselor 

J. Chris Wilson 
Instructor in Art 

Elton D. Winstead 

Professor and Chairman of Department of Mathematics 

Karen Lee Winston 
Clinical Assistant in Nursing 




Dr. Arthur D. Wenger, president of 
Atlantic Christian College, died Feb- 
ruary 27th, 1977 after a short illness. 
Dr. Wenger was 60. 

Saddened and shocked by Dr. 
Wenger's death, students and fac- 
ulty assembled in Howard Chapel 
where a memorial service was held. 
At the service Dr. Wenger was 
praised for his leadership, his com- 
pasion for his fellow man and for 

his promotion of higher education 
at Atlantic Christian. 

For twenty years Dr. Wenger 
guided Atlantic Christian in a man- 
ner which made it hard to separate 
the man from the institution. He 
began his career at AC in 1950 as 
an assistant to the president and in- 
structor in the Department of Reli- 
gion and Philosophy. He began 
serving as president in 1956. 

Some of the advancements made 
under Dr. Wenger were: the erect- 
ing of twelve new buildings, includ- 
ing four new dormitories, art, 
music, and nursing buildings, a new 
gym, a student center, a meditation 
center, and a new library; five new 

departments were added for a total 
of six new majors; the campus was 
beautified — Gold Street was 
closed off; in 1965 Dr. Wenger 
asked for and received permission 
to integrate the school racially — 
before the law made it mandatory to 
do so; there was a tripling of the en- 
rollment and a growth in the en- 
dowment; students were placed on 
standing committees and a student 
was given a place on the Board of 

In short, Dr. Wenger's devotion to 
Atlantic Christian turned a "small 
college with limited resourses" into 
a viable institution of higher educa- 






Many long hours of work go into 
the culmination of a publication like 
the 7977 Pine Knot. This year's staff 
wishes to recognize and thank 
those firms and individuals who 
helped make this book a reality. 

The Pine Knot was printed and 
bound by Hunter Publishing Com- 
pany of Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Joe 
Allegood was the company's repre- 

Student portraits were made by 
Smith Studios of Raleigh, NC. Mr. A. 
Chruchill was the studio's photo- 

The staff expresses its extreme 
appreciation to the following: 

Mr. Milton Rogerson, the staff ad- 
visor, who provided sound advice 
and encouragement to the editor 
and his associates. 

Doug Hackney and Peter Cham- 
ness, the staff photographers, who 
supplied most of the pictures for 
the Pine Knot. 

Russell Rawlings for his assis- 
tance in providing various sport ac- 
tion shots. 




Since Atlantic Christian's found- 
ing in 1902, a conglomeration of in- 
dividuals have gathered on its cam- 
pus with the common goal of secur- 
ing an education. Through the years 
changes have made it possible for 
AC to offer better educational op- 
portunities, without sacrificing the 
virtues which have made it unique. 
The small campus, the close rela- 
tionships, and the individual free- 
dom are the kind of qualities which 
students appreciate and remember. 
These are the qualities which make 
learning a pleasure and life long 
friendships a reality. But most im- 
portant, these are the kind of qual- 
ities which make a person glad he 
attended AC, and a better person 
because he did.